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#1 eide

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:30 AM

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Sunray Shadow tied on tube with goat. The white/brown is goat while the black overwing is templedog.

A very easy pattern to tie, but one that should be in every box!

 

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#2 hairwing

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

Ted Trueblood tied a very similar fly called "integration" and the sunray shadow has a likewise venerable reputation. I myself tie and fish a fly tied black over white and have for many years had utmost confidence in it.

 

You are absolutely right......the SS or a fly like it belongs in everyone's fly box.

 

Good post !


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:24 AM

Most UK guys use bucktail underwing to support a softer goat long over wing. Go you find any problems with hook tangling going this softer route?


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#4 eide

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

Can get some problems every now and then, but the softness of the goat makes it really come alive, so it is worth it :)





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