Designing and producing fly hooks is a cool business – and Ahrex Hooks started out of passion. We are as addicted to fly tying and fly fishing as you guys are. We set out with one goal… and money really wasn’t a consideration. We just wanted to make great hooks… and make sure that they always would be available.
Ok… we share practical tips on fly tying, fishing related stuff and present some of the coolest fly tiers on the planet on our blog. We’ve even talked about the passion. Today I will talk inspiration. What makes you tick as a fly tier and fly fisherman?
Today we take a look at a bunch of cool flies tied for some of the biggest and most badass predators in freshwater lakes and streams: The northern pike and the musky. While we here in Scandinavia have some fabulous pike fishing, the musky is a species that is native to North America only. Continue reading “Nightmare Musky Flies – dressed up for toothy predators”
I know that those of you guys living down on the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing spring right now, but up here in the North the days are getting shorter and colder. That doesn’t mean fishing is slowing down – not yet. On the contrary most of our cold water and oxygen loving species are in a feeding frenzy right now. Continue reading “Fishing is still hot – and fly tying season is here”
Last week we opened the lid to Pandora’s fly box a quarter of an inch… and leaked the news on our Freshwater Series hooks. We had a fabulous response from you guys on every social media platform – so thanks a lot for your support, for the ideas for new products and for being just as passionated about hooks as we are. Continue reading “Daniel D. Holm ties a Janus Tobis”
You might have heard some buzz on social media already or picked up some vague hints in your fly shop or on the water. Word on the street is that something new is brewing in the Ahrex Hooks headquarter. We can confirm those rumors – and as good news travels fast… we guess it’s about time we make an official announcement :0) Continue reading “Ahrex Hooks Freshwater Series – coming to a shop near you this year”
Today you can meet UK based Paul Monaghan on our blog. He is an awesome streamer fly tier, and he makes some cool videos on fly tying and fly fishing. Coincidently today actually is Paul’s 45th birthday :0)
Since it is super interesting to get a British view on the streamer- and predator scene – I’ve asked Paul a bunch of questions. And I have found some cool videos from his YouTube channel as well. Here it goes! Continue reading “Paul Monaghan – on predator flies, kayak fishing… and the passion”
They wander up rivers, streams and even the smallest creeks everywhere on the Northern Hemisphere right now: Trout, salmon and steelhead. In some regions salmon fishing is coming to an end – in others it isn’t. In Europe, and in Scandinavian especially, the sea run brown (called seatrout around here) is the prime target in the coming months. In freshwater this season will continue for 4-6 weeks. After that there’s still the salt. Very often we can fish for seatrout most of the winter in Southern Scandinavia.
The matuka style is of New Zealand origin, and some of the most beautiful matuka fly patterns were developed for the trout streams and lakes under the Southern Cross. Continue reading “Matukas – hassle free streamers”
Does the world really need more shrimp patterns? Well… sure it does. And if for some reason you should doubt that statement, all you gotta do is check out todays fly tying sbs, where Danish fly tier and fly fisherman Morten Jensen ties his Amber Shrimp. Continue reading “An Amber Shrimp for late season trout”