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Tying the Depth Charged Corixa


Variations are :

Corixa Depth ChargedCorixa Plain HackledCorixa Lite BrightCorixa Spider Gold

Corixa Spider PearlCorixa Spider Silver


Depth Charged Corixa Fly Tying Materials List

 

The tying here is for a Depth Charged Corixa, its basically a standard Plain Hackled Corixa with a large gold bead added at the thorax which allows the fly to sink very quickly. If you want the standard Corixa , the tying method is identical as below but with the gold bead removed.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 1

STEP 1: Push a gold bead onto the hookshank and leave it positioned at the eye. Catch in the tying thread behind the bead. (Do not secure the bead into position just yet).

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch ina bunch of pheasant tail fibres and run the thread down the hookshank to a position opposite the barb. These pheasant tail fibres will eventually become the back and thorax cover.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 3

STEP 3 : Now catch in a length of light brown thread , this will be used for the rib.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 4

STEP 4 : Catch in a strand of white wool and return the thread up to the gold bead.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 5

STEP 5 : Wind the wool back and forth along the hookshank, creating a tapered body. Finish the wool at the gold bead, tie off with thread and trim the wool.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the light brown thread up the hookshank, creating a rib as you go. Secure with the black thread at the gold bead and trim waste. Whip finish the black thread and cut away.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 7

STEP 7 : Push the gold bead backwards into the white wool and catch in the black thread again, this time in front of the gold bead.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 8

STEP 8 : Now catch in a bunch of grizzle hen hackle fibres.

Tying the Depth Charged Corixa Step 9

STEP 9 : The final step is to pull the pheasant tail fibres forward over the back and gold bead and secure with thread. Trim any waste fibres, create a neat head, whip finish, trim thread and varnish.

 

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