This coming weekend it is time for another great show. Sportsfiske Mässan is the largest angling show in Sweden, and if you are anywhere nearby, you owe yourself to drop by Elmia in Jönköping March the 17’th to the 19’th. It is an all-round angling fair, so there will be anything from trolling boats to fly fishing tackle. But there will be a lot of fly tying as well. Continue reading “Hökensås Sportfiske – and the Swedish Sportfiske Mässan show”
It’s always great to connect with cool fly tiers around the globe, and for us at Ahrex Hooks teaming up with a bunch of highly talented Italian guys was a milestone. Today we put the spotlight on one of those guys, Giovanni De Pace. Giovanni ties all kinds of flies, but he is really passionate about streamers and saltwater flies – often combining classic elements with a healthy dose of UV-resin. I’ve had a chat with Giovanni about his take on fly fishing and fly tying.
Today it is not about pictures or films as it usually is on this blog. It’s is about fly fishing and fly tying, though. We bring you good stuff for… your ears. Podcasts are a weird kind of media, and I think around here… they are kind of underestimated. Continue reading “Listen up, guys!”
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”
A great way to build up anticipation, cure the cabin fever (or boost it) and meet friends that are just as crazy about angling as yourself, is to go to some of the angling shows, that seems to be everywhere in the late winter and spring. Continue reading “Meet us in Stockholm this weekend”
The Ahrex Hooks family is still growing – meaning that new distributors, new shops and new tiers are joining in every month. So today I will take a look on some of these new friends. And we have the results of the Trout Bandits/Andreas Andersson and Ahrex Hooks Giveaway. But for now let’s go to Italy.
If you follow Ahrex on Instagram, you will see, that we like doing collab with artists. You might also have bumped into the name, Trout Bandits a couple of time. The name sends subconscious images of outlaws, smoking guns and the wild west.
When we design new hooks, we try to do our research up front. That means checking out what’s already on the market? What works great – and what sucks. And how can we improve on already existing designs. And in all these tasks, we try to get the help from creative and innovative fly tiers.
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”
Streamer fishing is gaining popularity in these years, and streamer fly tying is evolving fast. Every day creative tiers come up with new tying techniques, new tying materials and new patterns. Some of these flies might be the new classics and some might be gone in a few months. Continue reading “Jack Gartside – remembering a legend”