The colour pink bears resemblance to pretty few food items in the natural environment – except maybe a few shrimps and trout and salmon eggs. Never the less, most fly boxes carry at least a few pink flies.
Today Ahrex Hook team member, Morten Valeur, ties a Sunburst Sonic Muddler, so let’s do a little catching up on the history of the muddler fly. Around 1950 Don Gapen of the Gapen Fly Company, Anoka, Minnesota came up with the original Muddler Minnow, still considered one of the most versatile streamer flies ever developed.
On this blog we’ve often talked about technique – related to fly tying, fly fishing or hook design and -production. Well today, with the summer holidays in front of us, I would like to share my reflections on passion. Continue reading “Some words about passion”
Today we put the spotlight on one of Sweden’s most talented and productive fly tiers. Håkan Karsnäser has been tying flies for more than 30 years, so he is by no means a new kid on the block. He fishes in the ballpark of 100 days a year, and spends even more time on fly tying. He is a versatile and well-travelled fly fisherman but loves fishing for rainbow trout in his home waters of Hökensås in southern Sweden.
Today I want to show you a style of fly that I’ve been playing with for a couple of years. It’s nothing revolutionary. Just a combination of elements that work well on flies tied for migratory fish.
3 x 2. You do the math :o) Anyway… we are pretty exited. Cause finally they are here! The two missing links in our Home Run Series have arrived- or 3 kind of, since one of the hooks comes in two different finishes. They are shipping to shops around the world as I write this. All three are double hooks. Two for tying and one for tube flies.
Sea trout, predatory browns, salmon and… sharks. During the last week lot’s of exiting news have reached the Ahrex headquarter. The season sure is off to a good start, and our hooks are put to the test every day out there.
To say that tube flies are popular in Scandinavia will be the understatement of the year. It seems like tubes are everywhere. And they gain popularity in the rest of the world as well.
As a company based in Scandinavia we want to take the opportunity to spread the word on some of the milestones in Scandinavian fly tying and fly fishing history. Continue reading “The Krogsgaard Series – part of our Scandinavian heritage”
In this weekend – the 4th and 5th of March 2017 – you have the opportunity to meet a lot of really talented and creative fly tiers on the Danish Fly Festival in Kolding. Continue reading “Meet Ahrex Hooks – and some of our friends”