Black zulu trout fly - deadly fly fishing flies for trout
Time of the day
This is one of those all round fly fishing flies. The red tail in this trout fly will attract fish in the most difficult conditions so this is a fly that no fisherman should be without.
Information about the fly pattern
Black Zulu trout flies is not a original fly pattern since it is tied as streamer and it is usually known as Trout-catcher pattern. It has proven to be successful in rivers when fishing fast current but it is also good in lakes. It should imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and lures.
Hook: 4 - 10
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Red ibis feather or red wool or red floss
Body: Black seal fur or black wool
Palmered hackle: Red brown cock
Rib: Flat Fluorescent tinsel
How to fish
Dams & Reservoirs / River & Streams / Still Water
Pull through the waves on a windy day or make a motion as a figure of eight on calmer ones. Best fished on a boat as a top dropper. When these fly fishing flies are fished close to the surface the most successful way to retrieve the fly is by forming the figure 8 with the fly line. You can use both floating or intermediate fly line when fishing black zulu trout flies.
We use this fly fishing fly alot when fishing in the autumn in the Suisse alps. Fly fishing flies with red in them have proven to be attractive even in really cold conditions. In Iceland we have fished this fly all over the island for seatrout, arctic char and brown trout with a good success.