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… cause the surface tingles with that mysterious excitement that can’t be explained but still feels real and unnerving.
When tying pike or muskie flies, you are faced with the laws of physics. You want to use a big fly in order to get the attention of the top predators. But you still want to be able to handle that fly on a single-handed fly rod that you are able to cast all day. In fact the same challenges are equally relevant when tying any kind of large streamer fly… for predatory trout or most kinds of saltwater fly fishing. But for this blog… let’s stick to flies primarily designed for pike and muskie.
Pike season is on… even here in Denmark where the large predators are left undisturbed during the breeding period in April. Our top picture on this blog is from a fishing trip yesterday… so it is definitively fresh from the memory card in Morten Valeurs camera. The happy fly fisherman in
the picture is Omar Bo Gade from Denmark Fishing Outdoor Lodge.
The days are slowly getting longer and the sun gains power for every week. It’s midwinter – but on good days there is a promise of spring in the air. And… even in winter there is fish to be caught, if you dress up to meet the conditions. Continue reading “Morten Valeur ties The Green Beast”
Hi there. It’s Friday and at the Ahrex headquarter we are still in large streamer mode. Our brand new Trout Predator Series streamer hooks have been shipping to dealers all week, so you guys should be able to put your hands and tying thread around them any day now. Continue reading “Strip your Tiger”
Ok, if you are one of those guys who like to swing big meaty streamers for badass predatory trout – this one’s for you. We at the Ahrex team love streamer fishing, and we really wanted to make a statement… in form of a hook series that was designed without any compromise… for big, hairy and often articulated streamers.
If you like tying and tossing big hairy flies for bass or toothy critters like pike and musky we have got news for you: well new hooks anyway. We’ve added a couple of interesting products to our Predator Series.
This week has been pretty interesting at the Ahrex headquarter. So I’ll use this blog to keep you guys posted on some of the stuff. And being Friday and all, there’s a fly tying video in there for you as well. Hang on! Continue reading “Gratefulness – and a butt wiggling fly”
Woah, it’s Friday again – and that probably means that a lot of you guys are having a couple of days off – to go fishing, arranging your socks in color order, joining a rave party… or what ever makes you tick :0) Continue reading “Meet our Nightwatchman”
Predators have a well-defined pecking order. The toughest bruisers inhabit the best lies or the most defined structure. You know… the places that just simply eat flies: Rocky drop-offs, dense weed beds, Lilly pads and submerged logs or roots. Continue reading “Video – Texas Predator Hooks for jungle warfare”