But then recently a client asked for some, and hence I tied a batch for him, and I actually came to like the fly, and tied up a few for myself in "local" colours that I think will do well in my home rivers.
It's a bit of an oddball. It has the long, thing, black wing known from the Sunray Shadow, but then, in typical Frödin-style, it's been beefed up to sport a thick brushed out dubbing body to create some translucency and bulk too. And as if that wasn't enough, it also sports a big, fat head of dubbing (also brushed out) for even more volume and translucency at the same time.
The fly is finished with a short mini-marabou hackle for some added movement.
It's a easy and quick fly to tie - the obvious colour combinations are endless and it's even cheap to tie. Tube, dubbing, goat hair, (fake) jungle cock and a marabou hackle and finished off with a small turbo cone.
I've tied mine in three different weight variants and tried three different cone-colours (the orange one is not good, I think, but it had to be tried).
I didn't get a chance to fish them this week as I haven't fished since I met up with Bernd on River Skjern. But I will next week.
Sorry for the delayed FP - I'm home alone with the kids and didn't get a chance this A.M. :-).
Have a great weekend!