A classic wet fly, the Zulu is a common fly used on Stillwater venues for targeting Brown Trout and Sea Trout. 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! However, if you head over to Ireland, you will find larger versions of the Zulu being used as a dapping fly. Dapping is a style of fly fishing where you let the fly, but not the line, bob lightly on the water.
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 a Blue Dun Dry Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.
- 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