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  1. #1
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    Default Epoxy bubble corixa

    This is a simple enough pattern,I use devcon 5 minute epoxy,just mix the two tubes,a pea sized amount is ideal.the added weight of the epoxy gives it a nice action.
    Materials:-
    kamasan B170 12-16
    UTC thread 140 - brown/tan
    silver tinsel
    cock pheasant tail for shellback
    brown rubber legs

    Attach thread and run down shank tying in 8-10 pheasant tail fibres,then run thread back towards eye.

    Tie in tinsel,even turns down to shellback and back again,tie off at eye.

    Tie in 1 strand of the rubber legs,figure of eight.



    Bring PT over the top and secure at eye.I trim the legs to same length as rear of hook shank.,give them a touch of black permanent pen on the tips ,as the corixa's paddles are black on the ends.



    Mix the epoxy and,using a dubbing needle put a 'blob' on the underside of hook.

    Part rotate hook in vice for a minute or so to give an even shape to the underside of the fly,then leave to dry.

    The finished fly should have a nice bulbous silvery transparent look as though it's the air bubble trapped by the corixa as it makes its way back down from the surface.

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    Cracking fly, thanks for showing it off

    Have you tried using mirage tinsel instead of silver under epoxy/varnish ? i find it gives a far better effect.

    I will defo tie a few of these up though
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    Cowie,

    Again a very clever method to achieve the effect. Impressed this time as well. Great looking pattern.


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    Iwas gonna use some for this SBS,but just stuck to what I've always used,I will knock a couple up to see the difference tho,thanks for the idea.

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    Perfect, simple and effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barker12774 View Post
    Cracking fly, thanks for showing it off

    Have you tried using mirage tinsel instead of silver under epoxy/varnish ? i find it gives a far better effect.

    I will defo tie a few of these up though
    Barker,
    here it is tied with the mirage and I think it does look a lot better,hope the fish think so tomorrow morning

    Last edited by cowie; 12-09-2008 at 10:15 AM.

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    excellent!
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    Now, that's what I call using one's imagination, it's practically edible. First rate.
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    Its an excellent tying, in the water i imagine the epoxy bubble with the mirage will look so real, if you stick it in a glass of water you get that greeny mirror effect you get off a bubble, i cannot wait to try it out

    Cheers again cowie for taking the time to put it up
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    excellent. very clever.

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