Monday, February 7, 2011

The Beaux - Bass Fly Tying Pattern

I listed a red and white fly on a couple of other posts and called it the Beaux. That fly is actually the Belle. I confused them. This fly is the Beaux. They are identical except in colors. The Beaux is another Tom Nixon pattern from "Fly Fishing and Fly Tying for Bass and Panfish". I changed a few materials. I have only tied this fly one other time and lost it fishing somewhere.

I hope to land a bass on this great looking fly. One that is supposedly an effective pattern. I did notice that Tom Nixon utilized a lot of yellow in his flies. I like yellow on bass flies.

Tail - Two strands yellow wool yarn and two black about 1/2 inch long.

Body - Described from back to front.
1. Yellow chenille ruff at the tail.
2. One-third hook black floss ribbed with gold tinsel.
3. Yellow chenille ruff.
4. Rest of hook black chenille with yellow hackle round around it.

Wing - Calf tail or bucktail: small bunch of yellow then black then yellow tied on with definition of a black stripe.

Head - Black with yellow and red eyes painted on.

Hook - #1, #2, 4X long.

I hope Tom Nixon's flies stick around. His most popular is the Calcasieu Pigboat. Anyone know this pattern?? I like tying this pattern but never had caught any fish with it. I have some pics listed somewhere in my blog. I just might show the photo again . . . trying to tempt my readers back . . .

cheers - hated that line but am starting to like it.


  1. Very nice post and cool looking bug. I found your blog today through OBN. I like it. In fact I will hit the "follow" button right now. =)

    The Average Joe Fisherman