Zulu Fly – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Zulu Fly, also known as the Black Zulu, is a traditional soft hackle wet fly that has lost it’s origins through the years, but here at Fish The Fly we believe it was originally tied in the United Kingdom, either England or Scotland. The Zulu is one of the few Soft Hackle flies that still work without fail for Trout in South African waters. The Zulu can even be used as a point or control fly when targeting Yellowfish our various in rivers.


Type Of Fly?

  • Soft Hackle
  • Wet Fly
  • Traditional

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Dams
  • Lakes

Colour Variations?

  • Natural

The Zulu Fly, because it is a traditional soft hackle wet fly, should ideally be used with a floating line on windy days or in turbulent waters. This fly should be pulled quite slowly with a figure of 8 retrieve for Trout. This fly can also be used as a streamer in shallow areas during low light conditions, and has accounted for Trout, Vlei Kurper and even Bass and Carp in such conditions. A good thing to do if you would like to target Carp on this fly, buy a few Zulu Flies (Or tie them) with a bead, to get the fly closer to the bottom quicker. The Carp love the black and red colour the Zulu fly offers.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

The Best Flies To Use

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