The Grey Fox fly pattern is a definite classic created by Preston Jennings. The fly is made to imitate a larger number of different mayflies that fly fishers will come across out on the water. The fly is mainly used by both western and eastern anglers as it matches the eastern stenonema fuscum mayfly and the western rithrogena morrisoni. The grey fox was very popular back in the day and it is making a wicked comeback. Anglers are catching trout on this fly left, right, and center!
I like to fish this fly pattern on still waters in rivers and streams. I add a small amount of flotant to the wings and I place it right by the seam of the water. Strike after strike happens. I landed a beautiful 2lb brown trout last week using the classic Grey Fox off my fly fishing rod.