Tying a Peacock Zulu Wet Fly by Davie McPhail

A classic wet fly, the Zulu is a common fly used on Stillwater venues for targeting Brown Trout and for targeting Sea Trout. However, if you head over to Ireland, you will find larger versions of the Zulu being used as a dapping fly. Trout find most of their food at sub-surface levels in the water and the Zulu is defined as a larva, pupa or drowned adult, depending on which variant you have, so it'd be a great idea to keep a few variants of this fly in your fly box!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Peacock Zulu Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Red Wool Rib: Small Silver Tinsel Body: Black Seals Fur or Sub Body Hackle: Black Hen or Cock Front Hackle: A Mix of Green and Blue Peacock Neck Feather Fibres

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!