ARCTIC FOX
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ARCTIC FOX
Most fly tying shops will have or can order arctic fox fur. The tails are what you will usually find and are big, thick and bushy. The hairs are thin and wispy with good action in the water.

Dyed section from an Artic Fox Tail
Dyed section from an Arctic Fox Tail

Arctic fox tails are sold complete or in sections. They can be dyed a variety of colors. The fibers are thin and wispy making for good wings on wet flies. The average length of the guard hairs are about xx inches and would work for wings on streamers and larger sized flies. Arctic fox hairs are fairly durable and can withstand the punishment suffered from hooking up a fish that might more easily damage other materials such as marabou.

The under fur on a arctic fox tail are densely packed and slightly shorter than the guard hairs. The under fur can be used for dubbing.

When using the guard hairs for wings it helps to comb them out before cutting from the tail. This will separate the hair fibers and provide more action when in the water.

When buying any hair or fur that is on the hide, the hide should be soft and pliable. The hide should be scrapped clean of any residue.

Commercially available fox hair bought in a fly tying shop should be clean and free from insects. If acquiring fox hair from a hunter then precautions need to be taken to avoid insects or other critters that could infest your other fly tying supplies.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR CARE
Also check the section on feather care and storage for more ideas pertaining to this subject.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
Description and uses of the most common hair and fur used when fly tying, including some more rare and exotic materials. Most animal hair and fur could be used when fly tying. Some considerations include factors such as whether the hair is best suited for dry or wet flies, ect...

ANTELOPE HAIR
ARCTIC FOX
BEAR HAIR
BEAVER FUR
BUCKTAILS
BUFFALO HAIR
CALF BODY HAIR
CARIBOU HAIR
COYOTE
DEER HAIR
ELK HAIR
FOX FUR
GOAT HAIR
HORSE HAIR
LLAMA
MINK FUR
MOOSE HAIR AND MANE
MUSKRAT FUR
OTTER FUR
POLAR BEAR
PORCUPINE
RABBIT FUR
RACCOON TAIL
SKUNK
SQUIRREL TAIL
WOODCHUCK

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
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Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FURS
ARCTIC FOX