Ahrex Hooks Blog – Your go-to resource

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2018 is running deep into the backing right now, and today the blog is looking into… well, the blog. This is number 132. We haven’t missed one single Friday since day one. We are there for you every week of the year – including summer holidays, Christmas and New Year. If we aren’t anything else… we are dependable ;0)

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Natural beauty – a celebration of fly tying

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This week I was working in the studio, shooting photos of some fly tying materials. Looking at the photos afterwards I was really fascinated by the beauty in some of the totally basic materials. The warm glow of golden pheasant tippets and crest, the precise graphic pattern in a grizzly cock neck or the shimmer and sparkle of the casual peacock herl. Plain natural beauty. Continue reading “Natural beauty – a celebration of fly tying”

It’s all about the bass

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There isn’t much bass fishing to be found in our neck of the woods, so to be honest, we don’t know much about bass fly fishing. Luckily we have friends that do. For this blog we’ve relied heavily on their experience. So a large thanks to all of you guys for sharing your knowledge, photos and your über cool flies with us. But first let’s look at the fish. Continue reading “It’s all about the bass”

Surface popping – the brutal kind of dry fly fishing

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Pop… pop…slam! Even though the strike is anticipated – your heart stops for a second, when the surface explodes in a chaos of teeth, jaws… and water splashing everywhere. Fishing poppers, sliders, divers and other surface flies is one of the most adrenaline pumping activity you can experience with a fly rod in your hand. But let’s take a look at the flies. Continue reading “Surface popping – the brutal kind of dry fly fishing”

Post spawn pike – appetite for destruction

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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 added for the salt. But… in freshwater opening day is only a few days away – and other places on the globe, pike fishing is legal year round. Continue reading “Post spawn pike – appetite for destruction”

Meet Austin Green – fisherman, photographer, cinematographer and guide

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Today we aim the spotlight on Austin Green, a Maryland resident that toggles the balance between being a talented photographer/filmmaker and a fly fisherman with a heavy bias towards large toothy predators. Continue reading “Meet Austin Green – fisherman, photographer, cinematographer and guide”

Nightmare Musky Flies – dressed up for toothy predators

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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”

A bastard offspring for summer pike

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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 up all night – and so are the fish. There’s no rest for the wicked, as our friend Stefan Larsson often reminds us :0)

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