Booby Flies. The name says it it all. These flies are busty… hot and will turn eyes anywhere – in the vice, in your fly box and under water. Fly tiers and – fishermen either hate or love boobs. Trout on the contrary has more of a one-track-mind. They love Boobies to pieces – and I feel the same way about these small morsels.
We have probably all seen the variety of colours and the impressive amount of fish, shrimps and other critters that inhabits a tropical coral reef. Some of us have experienced it in real life snorkeling or diving – and some of us have only seen it on a TV-screen. Continue reading “Go under the surface – and be amazed”
In January this year the Ahrex Freshwater Series of fly hooks landed here at the headquarter. 3.5 million fly hooks did take up a lot of real estate – and we actually had to buy another store facility.
Autumn is here on the Northern Hemisphere, with showers of rain, cold winds and the seasonal runs of migratory trout and salmon. A great time to be out there, enjoying your favourite pastime.
On the other side of the globe, spring is approaching – which isn’t bad either. Continue reading “New tying inspiration – from friends around the globe”
At Ahrex Hooks we design and produce fly tying hooks that enable you guys to target a lot of different species around the world. Anything from panfish to sharks have been caught on our products. But the type of fishing that started the whole thing, was our local fly fishing for mainly sea trout (or sea run brown) on the Scandinavian coast. Around here sea trout fishing in the salt is the national sport.
Ahrex Hook is running on the third season now, and new hook designs are always brewing in the lab. I’ve caught up with our hook designer, Soren Flarup to try to find out what he is up to at the moment. Since there are a lot of new hooks in the making – today we choose to focus on the PR Predator Series and the TP Trout Predator Series. So… basically this is for you guys, that like to tie and throw bad-ass streamers. Continue reading “Dr. Hook talks – new streamer hooks”
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.
Here at Ahrex Hooks we obviously love hooks and flies, but we have a passion for art as well. When people combine these 3 elements… we pay attention… and we get curious. Continue reading “Meet Karl Schwartz – Montana based fly fishing artist”
Once upon a time, fly fishing was primarily a technique for catching trout and grayling. But today an increasing number of species are targeted with the fly rod. Anything from dace to sailfish is caught on a regular basis by anglers seeking new experiences. And since there are around 34.000 recognized species of fish on the planet, there’s no lack of targets. Continue reading “Fly fishing for ide – a cool alternative for warm days”
Rendalen is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway – but it’s also a beautiful valley. And most importantly: A river runs through it.