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Bob Wyatt's Deer Hair Sedge

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    Bob Wyatt's Deer Hair Sedge - Bob Wyatt's most celebrated trout flies.

    Bob Wyatt has fly-fished for trout in North America, Europe and New Zealand since the 1950s.  His book, Trout Hunting, challenged some conventional thinking regarding how trout work, and presented some fresh insights on why some great old flies continue to catch fish after a century or more of increasing fishing pressure.  The reason is that, contrary to much expert opinion, trout are not getting smarter.  If presented well, some fly designs are basically irresistible to a feeding trout.


    Over fifty years of fly fishing has convinced Wyatt that a few basic designs will cover almost any fishing situation, and in most cases will catch fish better than specific patterns created for the so-called ‘selective trout’.  The reason they work so well is because of the way a trout’s brain works.  These fly designs are based on the most important ‘triggers’ to a trout’s feeding response – a fly’s size, shape and posture in the water.  In fact, Wyatt regards a suggestive impression of a trout’s food to be far more effective than a close copy imitation. Presentation is the key.  Well proven for fly fishing in New Zealand, with these flies you can confidently fish for trout, anywhere they swim.

    These are some of most effective fly fishing flies ever tied. Time proven patterns tied traditional style on competition grade hooks using all natural materials.

    - The World famous DHS - The only Dry Fly you will ever need to carry -

    Tied Exclusively for Swift under licence from Bob, these are the highest quality flies tied  using only the best materials on the very best Hanak barbless competition Hooks. These hooks are sticky sharp!

    * For information about these flies and how best to fish them, take a look at our blog here >

    Best fly fishing flies for New Zealand trout
    Delivered in our classic tin fly box "Box - O - Flies"



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Bob Wyatt's Deer Hair Sedge

Nicely tied and well proportioned flies. Work as a single fly or best of all in a dry dropper in combination with a lightly weighted nymph

New Zealand New Zealand

Bet on the Sedge

I bought 10 of the deer hair sedge pattern along with a fly rod. The flies worked great! They float well and fish love them. Great searching pattern when nothing else works.

David M.
United States United States


These Deer Hair Sedges are of superb quality as you would expect from Epic. I will fish them with my 690c which is still my favourite and go to fly rod. The only adverse comment that I would make is that, whilst it is not an issue with a larger purchase, the cost of postage for smaller items can almost equate to the cost of those items - New Zealand is a very long way away! You will not be disappointed by these flies.

United Kingdom United Kingdom