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
Hook: 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.