Almost like clockwork, we had the first two frosty mornings yesterday and today – fall is here, and that’s good news for everyone who loves fishing. At Ahrex we love pike fishing and we can’t wait to get out on the lakes again.
There’s just something exiting about hunting for predators. As much as I love seeing a trout rise and sip down a tiny mayfly or midge – I can’t help being more wound up when a large predator decides to kill my streamer fly. I guess it’s the violence and brutality of the attack that get … Continue reading “Post spawn pike – needs a slow hand”
I’ve pimped my favourite pike streamer (which happens to be a killer for large predatory trout as well). The new version has rubber legs, a bit more flash and those cool eyes from Flymen Fishing Company. It’s not replacing the original Nightwatchman – just adding an alternative with a bit more spank :0)
With fall approaching and more moderate temperatures in sight, the hunt for large predators is on again. With those toothy critters in mind, let’s take a look at a fly design, that has seen a lot of following in musky- and pike fishing circles: The Buford.
A pattern inspired by Ovidiu Mihut, a Romanian fly fishing guide, who is part of some TV-shows on the Fishing & Hunting Chanel and @Romanian National TV Chanel 2. He wanted me to tie some flies for pike fishing in a shallow water river delta. One of these should be a white popper. Since I … Continue reading “Ovidiu Skeleton Diver – pike, musky and bass fly tying – tied by Michael Jensen”
Spring is the time of year when the Northern pike spawn and for a short while actually give new life to the water world. The rest of the year… well… pike is mostly into killing. In Denmark the month of April is closed season for pike fishing in freshwater – and additional 2 weeks is … Continue reading “Post spawn pike – appetite for destruction”
Just your plain Bunny Pike Fly inspired by Barry Reynolds – but with a few bells and whistles added. Watch the video to see this fly swim with a very seducing motion.
Cool Larry Dahlberg inspired diver tied by Søren Flarup. Instead of a collar of trimmed deer hair this version features a foam diver head. The Green Tiger Pike Diver is super effective on the day when less is more. Situations where are sluggish and lazy – and a more direct and aggressive popping approach doesn’t … Continue reading “AHREX – Green Tiger Pike Diver – tied by Søren Flarup”
Summer has really hit Scandinavia this week, and whether you are into the imitation game in cool mountain streams, going for silver migrants in the rivers… or like chasing predators in the lowland rivers and lakes – the days are long and full of opportunities. Way up north around the Arctic Circle the sun is … Continue reading “A bastard offspring for summer pike”
You keep your eyes focused on the big chartreuse diver – while it’s popping, diving and sliding – and in a seemingly helpless way trying to swim past the cluster of lily pads. Every twitch makes it dive a few inches and pop back on the surface. You know there’s something lurking deep down there… … Continue reading “Popping, sliding and diving – for pike, musky and bass”