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Black Zulu Fly

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About the Black Zulu Trout Fly

The Zulu is a very old pattern, whose pedigree has been lost through the passage of time.

It is very successful and has proved to be an excellent international killer of trout.

Expert Tip:

The 'Blood Knot' is an excellent knot for joining lengths of nylon, for example tippet to leader.

The Zulu makes a good fly on Loch Earn, where Brown Trout and Rainbows are stocked.

Creator of this trout fly: Anon

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-10.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tail : Red ibis feather or red wool.
  • Body : Black seal's fur or black wool.
  • Palmered Hackle : Red brown cock.
  • Rib : Flat gold tinsel.

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