Today we dive into the historic fly box, and bring out a couple of American classics: The Boss and the Golden Comet. Continue reading “Boss and Comet – American West Coast classics”
We usually go into details on this blog. Developing and producing small things… like fly hooks, brings out the nerdy focus on just that: Details. Often we use words like design, point technology, finishes and stuff. Or we discuss tying related details… thread control, deer hair packing or stacking. Continue reading “The places we fish – today… small streams”
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.
Booby Flies. The name says it it all. These flies are busty… hot and will turn eyes anywhere – in the vice, in your fly box and under water. Fly tiers and – fishermen either hate or love boobs. Trout on the contrary has more of a one-track-mind. They love Boobies to pieces – and I feel the same way about these small morsels.
In January this year the Ahrex Freshwater Series of fly hooks landed here at the headquarter. 3.5 million fly hooks did take up a lot of real estate – and we actually had to buy another store facility.
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”
Once upon a time, fly fishing was primarily a technique for catching trout and grayling. But today an increasing number of species are targeted with the fly rod. Anything from dace to sailfish is caught on a regular basis by anglers seeking new experiences. And since there are around 34.000 recognized species of fish on the planet, there’s no lack of targets. Continue reading “Fly fishing for ide – a cool alternative for warm days”
Rendalen is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway – but it’s also a beautiful valley. And most importantly: A river runs through it.
The song of grasshoppers is a major part of the background soundscape on a warm day in late summer and early fall – and this year they sing louder than usual. Continue reading “Hoppertunities – Late summer, grasshoppers and trout”
Around here we have a strong tradition for fishing sea-run brown trout. Part of the year we do that in saltwater, but during late summer and autumn more and more large browns enter the streams in preparation for the spawning season during winter.