Fox ‘n’ a Box
The Fox ‘n’ a Box has been tied more for a private joke than to fish with but I have fished with one similar, but made entirely with Fox, which was a fly a friend of mine picked up from Branco Gasparin when on holiday in Slovenia. That fly worked very well as I remember and floated like a cork, I should really tie more.
This fly should be fished dry as an emerger or egg laying Caddis and the fox fur used for the wing will float well for a while even without adding floatant, but as it eventually becomes waterlogged it actually works equally well as a drowned or post ovi-positing adult.
Hook: Partridge of Redditch K4AY #12.
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 12/0 Brown.
Abdomen: Underfur from a Boxer Dog named Milla.
Wing, Head & Antennae: Slovenian Fox.
2 thoughts on “Fox n a Box”
Hi, I am looking for some 14-16 short shank flies similar to a few on your website. I am looking for sedges and possibly a couple of the fox in a box too. Do you tie short shanks this size?
Hope you can help
Hi Jimmy, yes I can do.
Sending you an e-mail.