Corixa Flies

At close range the Corixa is a striking creature, its back is beautifully marked with dark brown or black dashes with bands of gold. It’s air supply (a small bubble on the underside of its abdomen) when at full capacity looks like a bead of mercury held between the legs.

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Corixa

Corixa£0.75   £0.70  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Corixa Gold

Corixa Gold£0.75   £0.70  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16

Corixa Silver

Corixa Silver£0.75   £0.70  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14


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Corixa - The Water Boatman

If you look into the water of virtually any stillwater you will notice the small beetle-like creatures forever rising to the top only shoot back to the bottom in the wink of an eye. These are not beetles but the Corixa. They are abundant in most stillwater from the smallest pond to the largest lakes and reservoirs, they are an important food source for the trout and must not be ignored by the angler. Corixidae have extremely fine dark brown or black marking the wings. They have four long rear legs and two short front ones. The hind legs are covered with hairs and shaped like oars, hence the name "water boatman". Their front legs are scoop shaped at the tip. They also have a triangular head with short, triangular mouthparts. Corixidae dwell in slow rivers and ponds, as well as some household pools. Water boatmen are the largest group of aquatic true bugs. They are sometimes confused with backswimmers (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) because they have the same general shape. However, backswimmers swim upside down in the water and are colored with the wings lighter than the leg area

At close range the Corixa is a striking creature, its back is beautifully marked with dark brown or black dashes with bands of gold. It’s air supply (a small bubble on the underside of its abdomen) when at full capacity looks like a bead of mercury held between the legs.

There are quite a few different species of Corixa, but their colour and markings are very similar, so we do not need to go to great lengths to imitate all the species. They do vary a little in size ranging from about 5mm to over 10mm (0.5mm), though the larger species tend to be less abundant. The most common and one usually imitated is about 7mm.

Fishing Corixa Flies

Corixa are found regularly around the edges of lakes and stillwaters. Catch either singleCorxa flies on tapered leaders or teams of flies including Corixa on droppered leaders. Do not strip these, Corixa are relatvely slow moving so a slow figure of eight retrieve is sufficient to imitate the natural Corixa.

Corixa Fishing Flies Availability For Trout

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