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