After several blogs mostly about the many international angling shows this spring – it’s time to turn to the great outdoors and some real fishing. The start of April marks the opening of seatrout season on the Swedish west coast – a day awaited with a lot of anticipation and hope. Continue reading “Opening day on the Swedish West Coast – field report and tips”
There’s something exiting about uncorking a brand new season. New trips are in the pipeline. New flies. And new opportunities. Right now this season has the potential to be your best ever… or the worst ;0) Continue reading “Scandinavian salt in January – chasing silver”
Another year has gone by. Here at Ahrex Hooks the 2018 season turned out great… starting out with the introduction of the Freshwater series. 3.5 million fly hooks touched down in the headquarter in January, and created a controlled chaos for a couple of weeks. Continue reading “Happy New Year”
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)
Being fly fishermen each and every one of us depends on unspoiled natural resources. The fish we hunt need clean rivers, lakes and oceans – and we sure do as well. Yet each day mankind do a great job of spoiling the planet. I guess many of us do the best we can, to counteract the decline – through river restoration projects, recycling fishing tackle – and trying to make good choices as a consumer and earthling ;0)
Today, let’s talk colour. As fly fishermen we are kind of obsessed with colours. We are not any different from guys swinging spoons, spinners and jigs in that regard. But tying your own flies doesn’t make things less complicated. Everybody is searching for that colour combo that is just irresistible to anything with fins. We use as much time talking colours as we do talking weather – and bad excuses for not catching the big one today.
We have probably all seen the variety of colours and the impressive amount of fish, shrimps and other critters that inhabits a tropical coral reef. Some of us have experienced it in real life snorkeling or diving – and some of us have only seen it on a TV-screen. Continue reading “Go under the surface – and be amazed”
At Ahrex Hooks we design and produce fly tying hooks that enable you guys to target a lot of different species around the world. Anything from panfish to sharks have been caught on our products. But the type of fishing that started the whole thing, was our local fly fishing for mainly sea trout (or sea run brown) on the Scandinavian coast. Around here sea trout fishing in the salt is the national sport.
This has been one hot summer in Scandinavia this year – and it ain’t over yet. We have the complete package: Extremely high temperature (for the cold north at least), burning sun, forest fires and rivers and ponds slowly drying out.
Shrimps are popular among saltwater fish… and fly tiers as well. We have seen a lot of extraordinary elaborate shrimps on this blog over the last couple of years. Some of these are pure art on a hook. Continue reading “A simple but classy shrimp – and one for the dark side”