Monday, 30 April 2012 | Matthew
The most effective way I have seen this fished is on Northern Scottish rivers where a riffle loop is placed over the neck of the fly and it is then fished on a short line accross a pool. The knack is to cast out and immediately lift the rod so that just the fly and a couple of feet of leader are in contact with the water. The fly is then skated back over the water created quite a wake on the surface, it is then lifted off and cast again. It takes a lot of energy to do this with a double handed rod but the effects are fabulous as it can bring fish right of the bottom. It also pays to have a second rod standing by with an Allys Shrimp or a Cascade on the line and if movement is seen to retrieve the Sunray Shadow and immediately cast back over the movement with the second rod. As you can imagine it also pays to have a Ghillie with you at this time!