The Moss Bluff Special was a fly that was either created by Tom Nixon or a possible variant of another pattern. I received this fly (not the one pictured) in a Tom Nixon fly swap. The tyer had used black and white bucktail. Whereas, I used mallard flank. The tail was wood duck side bar flank but I used some Green Wing Teal duck on some of them . . . this one has a tail of mallard flank. I have had success with this pattern landing white bass and crappie.
Tail - Barred black and white wood duck side feathers.
Body - Orange ruff with the rest of body as silver tinsel chenille.
Wing - Calf or buck tail. White then black then white - making definition of black stripe.
Throat - Small bit of orange calf tail.
Hook - #1/0, #1, #2
I purchased a copy of "Fly Fishing and Fly Tying for Bass and Panfish" by Tom Nixon many years ago. It is awesome. I am going to look through it and tie up some patterns. I forgot about the Phideaux and Yallered flies.
I will try to post those patterns. Another goal is to list some of my angling books too.