The largest mayfly in Scandinavia are the Ephemera danica and it’s stillwater relative, the E. vulgata. The are the same size and the vulgata tend to be a little darker than the danica. They hatch more or less at the same time, and both of course offer excellent fishing. Our “house fly tier”, Håkan Karsnäser lives close to the Hökensås lakes in Sweden and fishes the hatch every year, so I asked Håkan for a few tips and tricks, and a couple of good flies. Over to Håkan…
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Imagine an English gentleman and his wife, in a beautiful, big Jaguar with two 17’ Falcon split cane fly rods strapped to the roof, driving down a small access road to a majestic, Norwegian river and you have an image of inventor of what is one of the most succesful flies of the 20th century.
Continue reading “Sunray Shadow”
With the Covid-19 virus spread all around the globe, and many countries in different states of lock-down, some even under curfue, these are indeed strange times. In Denmark most workplaces are either shut down or kept running with a minimum of personnel. We are still here at Ahrex HQ – and we are well under government recommendations in terms of number of people in one location and we have plenty of space between us.
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It might sound a bit pretentious for a company as young as Ahrex to tell it’s story now, but we get a lot of questions on when, how, where, why and who when we’re on shows and from retailers and distributors. And prompted by J. Stockard, I decided to ask Søren and Morten some of these questions and let them tell the story.
Continue reading “The Story of Ahrex”
Last weekend we attended there British Fly Fair international, which was, as always, an excellent and very well organised event.
Continue reading “It’s show time!”
The blog this week is about the amazing fishing in Scotland. Two scottish anglers, Fraser McIntosh and Andrew Herkes have started a project named Angling Scotland. We have been talking to the guys behind and here is their own words about Angling Scotland.
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As 2019 draws to a close let’s take a look at some of the videos we produced and shared on our YouTube channel this year.
Continue reading “Happy New Year”
If you live in Scandinavia, and fish for sea run brown in the salt, you’ve heard of Claus Eriksen – well known, some would say legendary, Danish sea trout fisherman.
Continue reading “Claus Eriksen Foam Fly”
It’s a season of change. It’s September 6th, and officially autumn in the northern hemisphere, and as if nature almost knew the exact date, September 1st really brought with it a noticeable change in weather and temperature. It’s been rainy and windy and definitely very autumn-like, especially in comparison to the lovely warm days late August had to offer. Continue reading “Changes”
At Ahrex Hooks we are honoured and proud to have connected with so many Irish and UK fly tyers. One of these is Irish Jackie Mahon. Jackie was born on the beautiful green island in 1971, and was raised on fly fishing and fly tying. Continue reading “Jackie Mahon – Keeping the Irish tradition alive”