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”
Sandeels are long, slim and super fast swimming baitfish. The name is used for a considerable number of saline species. These baitfish are popular with a lot of different predatory fish. And since they live and feed on sandy or gravelly bottom along the coastline – often they find themselves in need of a place to hide in a hurry. Continue reading “Sandeels and flatwing streamers – two new videos from Henrik Kure Nielsen”
Spring is on our doorstep on the Northern Hemisphere. Here in the southern part of Scandinavia, we have been able to fish open water most of the winter. Some lakes and fjords have been ice locked though, and generally the winter has been colder than usual. Continue reading “Spring is here – now let’s bend some rods”
Ok, it’s still winter around here. We are going into another cold front, that should supply snow, frozen lakes, running noses and cabin fever. But spring is on our doorstep. In Southern Scandinavia that means seatrout will be back on the coast after the breeding season. It also means that the ragworms will start their breeding season – and as a seatrout fisherman that is not something you should miss out on. That is the start of a regular saltwater fishing bonanza. Continue reading “Ragworm season coming up – let’s get some hackles spinning”
Christmas is here, but the kettles are still boiling at the Ahrex Hooks headquarter. We have one of our favourite Swedish streamer dudes, Andreas Andersson in the house in these days – and we are doing a lot of new films with Andreas, while he is here.
Some times the smallest creatures can be of great importance – if they are plentiful enough. The small crustaceans from the family Gammaridae counts more than 200 described species. Continue reading “Gammarus – small but important”
I know that those of you guys living down on the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing spring right now, but up here in the North the days are getting shorter and colder. That doesn’t mean fishing is slowing down – not yet. On the contrary most of our cold water and oxygen loving species are in a feeding frenzy right now. Continue reading “Fishing is still hot – and fly tying season is here”
Last week we opened the lid to Pandora’s fly box a quarter of an inch… and leaked the news on our Freshwater Series hooks. We had a fabulous response from you guys on every social media platform – so thanks a lot for your support, for the ideas for new products and for being just as passionated about hooks as we are. Continue reading “Daniel D. Holm ties a Janus Tobis”
Does the world really need more shrimp patterns? Well… sure it does. And if for some reason you should doubt that statement, all you gotta do is check out todays fly tying sbs, where Danish fly tier and fly fisherman Morten Jensen ties his Amber Shrimp. Continue reading “An Amber Shrimp for late season trout”