This fly was created by Ray Brooks, an Englishman who fished Norway’s River Laerdal in the 1960s. It is regarded as one of the truly great salmon flies, either cast square and stripped back or left to swing in cold water. 

Material list for the Sunray Shadow

Tube: Plastic/aluminium ½in-1½in

Underwing: Usually white bucktail. Originally either grey/white squirrel with white tips or brown squirrel

Wing: Goat or any mobile long black hair

Overwing: Peacock herl