Video: How to Tie the Saltwater Frozen Fox

In this week’s great tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he shows you how to create a saltwater version of the Frozen Fox, which he introduced last year. Both patterns use the same dubbing-loop method to create a full, flashy body that produces a lot of lifelike motion in the water. For the salt, Tim has substituted dumbbell eyes for the original’s cone, and the main material is Craft Fur. Although this is a saltwater pattern, it will clearly work with freshwater predators, such as bass and pike, too, and can be created in any color combinations you like.

          Saltwater Frozen Fox
 Saltwater hook (here, a Mustad 34007), size 2/0.
          Body Prep: White Craft Fur, Minnow Belly Ice Dub, and silver Ice Dub, and red Craft Fur.
          Thread: White, 6/0 or 140-denier.
          Eyes base: White Craft Fur.
          Eyes: Pearl Dumbbell Eyes, large.
          Adhesive #1: Superglue (here, Fly Tyers Z-Ment).
          Tail: White Craft Fur.
          Adhesive #2: Superglue (here, Fly Tyers Z-Ment).
          Flash: Silver Krystal Flash.
          Body: White Craft Fur, Minnow Belly Ice Dub, and Silver Ice Dub, and red Craft Fur in a dubbing loop.
          Head: White tying thread
          Adhesive #3: Head cement (here, Sally Hansen Hard-as-Nails).                   
Tools: Ruler, long chip clip, dubbing whirl, bodkin, plunger-style hackle pliers, whip-finish tool, dubbing brush.

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