Published Jan 1st 2012
Get into one of the most effective tube flies the
My friend and the inventor of the fly, Henrik Kassow Andersen and I fished this fly a lot since 2004 and the results have been amazing. It was so effective that one stubborn guide made an identical copy of the HKA Sunray and gave it a new name, the Bismo, back in 2009.
...one of the best catching flies on the bigger rivers in Iceland!
If you look in the log books from the Rangá rivers in Iceland, you will find most of the fish are registered under Bismo now since Henrik Kassow Andersen and I don't fish or guide much there anymore. But the fly is the HKA Sunray! Henrik even made a pink version, which the stubborn guide, who won't admit that he copied the fly in the first place, also has made as his own.
The fly is pretty easy to tie but otherwise, the "right one" can be found in the shop Veiđihorniđ in Reykjavik or online on www.flugan.is.
Here I will tie it on the Pro Tube System, which means no gluing of tubes. Easy! The original fly has no weight but I'm going to add a little weight. The HKA Sunray can also be made with goat or monkey, but this is the classic version, just tied on the Pro Tube System.
HKA Sunray - Bismo
|Originator||Henrik Kassow Andersen|
|Year of origin||2003|
|Tube||Pro Tube Flexi Tube 40/40. Black|
|Body weight||Pro Tube Flexi weight|
|Body||Size M Mylar tube in pearl|
|Underwing||Light gray Arctic fox|
|Overwing||Black Arctic fox|
|Topping||Crystal Flash in pearl and Peacock herls|
|Head||3D eyes and epoxy glue|
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