Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

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Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Maniototoflyfisher » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:28 pm

Swift Fly Fishing Company are marketing Bob Wyatt's deer hair emerger (DHE), snow foot hare emerger (SHE) and deer hair sedge (DHS) flies. Easy to tie or buy and so far are doing the business.
My reading suggests that the hair from the bottom of the hind feet of the snow foot hare (native to North America) is superior to CDC and deer hair in buoyancy and resiliency - but I can't find any sources in NZ - anyone know of one?



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Andy W » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:42 am

Thats a Johnno question if ever there was one!



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Steve » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 am

We have had them in the past, but they became unavailable from our supplier in the US, recently they have managed to source more, so will get some with our next animal product order - be doing this very soon so maybe 3 - 4 weeks away



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Maniototoflyfisher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks Steve - sounded like the US wouldn't allow export of whole snowfoot hare feet anymore (endangered?) but the feet available in the UK were from Canada.



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Johnno » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:41 pm

I often use the similar fur from the foot of the common Hare we have here... it certainly is a reasonable sub for emerger wings and bodies when used in a similar fashion as snow shoe hare .. nice olive-greenish hue to the base tan colour...



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by TIDDLER » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:05 am

Hi DAVE - I KNOW NOTHING ON THIS TOPIC BUT JUST RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ONE OF OUR OVERSEAS MEMBERS .....

I was reading the forum tonight and noticed Maniototoflyfisher comments.
Funky fly have them in stock, but, several colours???

https://www.funkyflytying.co.uk/shop/pr ... eet-/1234/

MAYBE OF SOME HELP TO YOU . SHOWS THE REACH OF THE FORUM :!:
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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Johnno » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 am

Quite common in US flyshops. You can find them online easily enough. For eg:

https://www.jsflyfishing.com/hareline-s ... abbit-feet

You would need to be conscious however of the importation issues if bringing them into NZ in a private order. Sometimes the border will let them through. Sometimes not. It’s the fact that the fur is attached to skin. Feathers and fur attached to skin can be frowned upon. And it’s not a hard and fast policy. Seems to depend on who is examining what and when.. I’ve had some stuff come through no issues and next time they won’t let it in and will destroy even if in proper packaging. You can gamble but maybe best to wait for Steve to source...

Which reminds me Steve. Is it Hareline you going through soon? If so let me know. I’ve got stuff to get! 😎



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Maniototoflyfisher » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks TIDDLER - had looked on line at UK and US websites but not keen to buy for the reasons Johnno has mentioned. Will wait for Steve to source 🤗



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Re: Bob Wyatt's DHE, SHE and DHS flies

Post by Steve » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:52 am

Johnno send me your list- will tried to get an order done in the next little while



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