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Sunray Shadow is very easy and the same time difficult fly to tie.
Usually we use for it goat and buck tail or polar bear for under wing.
Inspired by amazing action of pike flies tied with Snow Runner I tied also a few Sunray Shadows (3 bottom) . What nice this material has natural strands of hairs. Then instead to comb it I simply cut such a strand . Easy and fast and I think that it will keep such a shape also in water .



 

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totally agree it is easy but you have to get right the wing I like to do mines with a first stiffer hair such p.b or skunk tail and then a softer hair like the one you are using . those look great .thanks for sharing .
 

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Of course I also usually support main wing by stiffer hairs (what I do usually by polar bear ) but I tie a few flies only with SR under wing. This material has strong 3D structure and I think that during cast it will prevent tangle by hook.
we will see. If not no problem to still use pb or something like that .
What nice SR not absorbed water it is why not a problem to cast even big fly.
when dry material looks little bit stiff but in water working in my opinion very nice :).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1WlE-lHce4
 
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