Try a form of salmon fly fishing that will change your sport for good
It’s a pretty bold statement but also something we believe in as we have developed this sport over the last decade and seen salmon behaviour we have never seen before.
Speed-fly fishing relates to spinning, and the action is heart-stopping great.
Cast the fly across the river or even upstream and rip it in as fast as possible…That is the basics, and once you learn the procedure, you will see salmon chasing your fly across the river, often hitting it in a great splash.
It’s a form of fishing that works excellently on salmon, the first, second and 3´rd cast after that…the salmon won’t come to the fly that eagerly …so it is worth practising a bit before you visit your favourite known salmon lies.
Two good tips
- When you speed-retrieve your fly …leave it motionless on the surface before it reaches the top guide of your rod – The salmon will very often take the fly in a big swirl or jump straight out of the water.
- Strike when you see the fish jumping – at this point, the fly will already be inside the mouth of the fish.
The size of this Sunray
This a 90 – 100 -millimetre fly…or a big version – The tubing is 45 millimetres 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.
Why are these long wing Sunray Shadow flies so good?
A substantial percentage of the food Atlantic salmon and steelhead eat at high seas is fish – often small silverfish like Capelin and sand-eel as seen in the 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.
The Speed Sunray Shadow series