Hook : Grip 13113 BL size 10 or 12.

Thread : Black.

Bead : Grip Tungsten bead, Chartreuse or Orange 3mm.

Tail : Black Marabou, with 5 or 6 strands of rainbow flash underneath.

Body : Black Fritz 10mm.


This is a very simple but effective lure for rainbow trout especially in the winter months. The Black Fritz is a very versatile little pattern, which can be used with any fly line or retrieving method. I like to use an intermediate line with a slow to medium figure of eight retrieve.  Takes on this lure are usually very positive. It can also be tied in a variety of colours and sizes to suit the water and season.


Typical Dullstroom waters – TFFC’s Middelpunt dams



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