Bob Wyatt Trout Flies

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  • 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.

     

    Boxed selections presented in a robust clear fly box for easy selection

     

    Large Selection: 54 flies.
    DHS 6 x #12, 6 x #14, 6 x #16
    DHE 6 x #14, 6 x #16 6 x #18
    SHE 6 x #14, 6 x #16, 6 x #18

     

    Small Selection (magnetic box) 18 Flies
    DHS 3 x #12, 3 x #14
    DHE  3 x #14, 3 x #16
    SHE  3 x #14, 3 x #16

     

    All flies are tied for us by European Master Fly Tyer Djordje Andjelkovic (Serbia) under Bobs direction - each is tied on a superb quality Hanak Barbless Competition hook and is ’sticky’ sharp. 
    For information about these flies and how best to fish them, take a look at our blog here >
  • 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.

     

    Boxed selections presented in a robust clear fly box for easy selection

     

    Large Selection: 54 flies.
    DHS 6 x #12, 6 x #14, 6 x #16
    DHE 6 x #14, 6 x #16 6 x #18
    SHE 6 x #14, 6 x #16, 6 x #18

     

    Small Selection (magnetic box) 18 Flies
    DHS 3 x #12, 3 x #14
    DHE  3 x #14, 3 x #16
    SHE  3 x #14, 3 x #16

     

    All flies are tied for us by European Master Fly Tyer Djordje Andjelkovic (Serbia) under Bobs direction - each is tied on a superb quality Hanak Barbless Competition hook and is ’sticky’ sharp. 
    For information about these flies and how best to fish them, take a look at our blog here >
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      12/02/2019
      Tim C.
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      Bob Wyatt trout Flies

      Something is perfect not when there is nothing else to add but when there is nothing you can take away. I like simple flies and these are great (both the wets and the emergers) - well tied on good hooks. I took them up to the Eucumbene river the day after I got them, convinced that I would turn around my poor start to the season and that my luck would improve. I got snowed on (in a drought), my single beer froze (in late November in Australia), I almost trod on a snake (only a brown so not the most venomous in the world) and didn’t see a single fish in four hours (clearly not New Zealand). But great flies.

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      Tim C.
      Australia

      Bob Wyatt trout Flies

      Something is perfect not when there is nothing else to add but when there is nothing you can take away. I like simple flies and these are great (both the wets and the emergers) - well tied on good hooks. I took them up to the Eucumbene river the day after I got them, convinced that I would turn around my poor start to the season and that my luck would improve. I got snowed on (in a drought), my single beer froze (in late November in Australia), I almost trod on a snake (only a brown so not the most venomous in the world) and didn’t see a single fish in four hours (clearly not New Zealand). But great flies.

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