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.