April 1st is just around the corner, and that means spring. After a winter with more rain than ever recorded before in Denmark, it’s been really strange that within a few days, we went from rain-rain-rain-endless-rain to clear skies (and frosty nights). None the less, even though fishing has been good all winter (pike and sea trout in the salt) because of the mild winter, the salt is certainly waking up and beautiful sea trout are being caught all over.
Continue reading “Spring”
At his time of the year the trophy for the coastal flyfisher is silver-coloured.
Over 20 years ago, I was visiting a small fly shop here in Denmark called “Fugl & Fjer Fluebinding”. Directly translated that means Bird and Feather Flytying. The shop was run by my good friend, Jens Pilgaard, and was essentially a specialty shop for materials for classic salmon flies. I didn’t tie classic salmon flies back then, but Jens’ shop was always a treat to visit, because one would always stumble over something new or strange to tie onto a hook.
Continue reading “Cinnamon Saltwater Shrimp”
As the water continues to cool down, an age old debate tends to heat up. In southern Scandinavia we’re blessed with many flyfishing opportunities all year round. The first factor is of course that fishing is allowed and the next that waters are ice free, but if both are the case the flyfisher has many choices. Fishing for sea run brown trout – in the sea – is as close to a “national fishery” as you’ll ever get in Denmark, but also pike fishing in the lakes (and some river systems) is open during winter and with that also perch fishing.
Continue reading “Cold water decisions”
At least we can say with certainty that they’re not fake news, but we do have some hooks that have been added to our current line-up, and they’ve slipped under the radar, so we thought it best to point them out here on the blog.
Continue reading “Are old news still news?”
The 10th anniversary version of the Irish Fly Fair is over. The venue was the beautiful Galway Hotel with a great view of the coastline and there was everything a flyfisher (or spinfsher for that matter) could ever wish for.
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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”
The last child of the Ahrex Familiy is ready to fly. We give you the Ahrex Salt series of hooks – designed and developed for the rigours of hardcore saltwater flyfishing.
Continue reading “BIG RELEASE”
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”