By Alan the Highlander
Extracts from Two Hundred Popular Flies
by Tom Stewart
Published by A& C Black
This is one of the deadliest flies to put before any trout.
A traditional pattern certainly a forerunner of the Black
Pennell and the Black Palmer.
There are three types of Zulu, black, blue, and the gold. The
blue, refered to in some quarters as the Blue Devil, truely is
one of the deadliest patterns to put before sea trout. One that should
work as well for sea trout in the Southern U.S. as well.
The only difference between the Black and the Blue is
that the latter has a bright blue, slightly longer hackle tied
in at front, of no more than 3 turns.
The Gold is an entirely different fly. It has a bronze
peacock body, ribbed with fine gold tinsel. Hackle is Coch-Y-Bondhu
(red game with black centre), tail is red in all cases.
More Fly Fishing in Europe:
I hold no faith in spider dressed variations, the true
Zulu calls for a palmered hackle. Here is the recipe
for the Black Zulu:
Used as a top dropper, or bob fly, the Black Zulu,
has proved itself to be best suited to dull windy days. It
should be tripped along lake surface, just touching waves,
and appears to be taken by trout, as a struggling insect
about to take of from water.
- Hook: 14s to 8. (old Numbers)
- Silk: Black.
- Tail: Red fur or doubled red floss.
- Body: Dubbed black seals fur or black herl.
- Hackle: Black cock, palmered.
- Head: Clear varnished.
Tight lines!~ Alan the Highlander
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