Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tying the Grey Fox Variant

Grey Fox Variant

Art Flicks Grey Fox Variant is a classic pattern that has stood the test of time.  While Flick did not originate the Variant style, this particular variation is said to have been one of his most endearing patterns. Originally tied to fish the Green Drake hatch, I have found it to be an excellent search/attractor pattern on most any water. Give it a try. You may just be surprised at what an old classic can do.

Grey Fox Variant Recipe

Hook:  #12-10 Standard Dry
Thread:  Tan 8/0 Uni-thread
Tail:  Light Ginger
Abdomen:  Light Ginger Quill
Hackle:  Light Ginger/Dark Ginger/Grizzly


  1. Thanks so much Ralph....I used to order these from Orvis in 1968 when I first started and now make my have a great video with tips there....sincerely John

  2. John, thanks much for the visit. Thanks for the good words.