This an 110 – 130-millimeter fly…or big version – The tubing is 53 millimeters long – The tubing is 3.2/2.0 mm. thick – The tubing diameter is flexible due to the special nylon compound we have formulated – So bigger hooks than those we suggest could be used
The iridescent Sunray Shadow series
Working together with salmon angler Håvard Vistnes from the very North of Norway we devised a simple series of very special Sunray Shadow flies – They are built slim with selected hair from the Himalayan goat – The iridescent material is wound and glued onto the body to give the fly a shimmering but also see-through body… We know you will be amazed by the catching ability of these flies – they are some of the best salmon flies we have ever tried
Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the property of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes – used by land and water animals to hide from or confuse predators – who themselves also use the properties of the iridescent to hide from their prey
Photo © of iridescent snake Mr. Marc A. Spataro
Why are these long wing Sunray Shadow flies so good?
A substantial percentage of the food Atlantic salmon and sreelhead eat at high seas is fish – often small silver fish like Capelin and sand-eel as seen on photo – Most likely the long-winged tube fly like the Sunray Shadow will encapsulate the essence of these fish
Baitfish like sand-eel is on the menu for salmon across the northern hemisphere – The Sunray Shadow is a very good representation of these gleaming and erratic fish[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”The other iridescent Sunray Shadow flies” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]