Once you mention the phrase, “10 Must-Have-Flies”, that list is obviously going to be different depending on what you’re fishing for, when you’re fishing, where you’re fishing, weather conditions, water level, water clarity – and of course, who you ask. I think you understand – there are no “10 Must-Have_Flies” for anything. But there are of course flies you really should have and if you’re fishing trout and grayling, particularly in or around (but not restricted to) woods and wooded areas, an ant imitation is one of them.

Continue reading “Ants”

Mini Jigs and an Irish Classic


Winter is hitting Denmark this week, so fly tying is really the most obvious pastime around here at the moment. Last week we had ice free waters and fishing was pretty good though. This blog is kind of a patchwork with something old, new, borrowed… and well… pink. Let’s get to it. Continue reading “Mini Jigs and an Irish Classic”

Ahrex Hooks Blog – Your go-to resource


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)

Continue reading “Ahrex Hooks Blog – Your go-to resource”

Freshwater Series update – and a Pheasant Tail X-Caddis

Håkan Karsnäser-06

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.

Continue reading “Freshwater Series update – and a Pheasant Tail X-Caddis”

Meet Andreas Lium – Fly tier, fly fisherman, philosopher and hook nerd


When we design new hooks, we try to do our research up front. That means checking out what’s already on the market? What works great – and what sucks. And how can we improve on already existing designs. And in all these tasks, we try to get the help from creative and innovative fly tiers.

Continue reading “Meet Andreas Lium – Fly tier, fly fisherman, philosopher and hook nerd”

Curved Nymph hooks – and three new videos


Sun is slowly gaining more power as it rises higher for each day up here in the north. I our neck of the woods, waters are still open. Seatrout fishing is slow on most days, but late in the afternoon on sunny days… the shallows warms up a bit, and trout move in to feed. And… each day brings us closer to spring.

Continue reading “Curved Nymph hooks – and three new videos”

Curves are sexy – case study on Ahrex FW510 and FW511

Egglaying Caddis - tied by Michael Jensen (1 of 1)

If you want to put some dangerous curves into your dry flies, try our FW510 hook – or FW511 if you want a barbless version. A lot of insects have a similar curve in their bodies when hatching, swarming or egg laying.

Continue reading “Curves are sexy – case study on Ahrex FW510 and FW511”

Ahrex Freshwater Series – shipping to your favorite fly shop right now

Adams by Håkan Karsnäser-0-2

They are in the house! We are very happy to announce that the Ahrex Freshwater Series fly hooks arrived this week. In case you wonder what 3.5 million fly hooks look like – well… they take up real estate the size of your average classic VW hippie van – and they look absolutely great – well… if you are a bit nerdy I guess;0) Continue reading “Ahrex Freshwater Series – shipping to your favorite fly shop right now”

Winter and spring fly boxes – how to avoid cabin fever


We are at midwinter here on the Northern Hemisphere right now – and trout season is opening in a week in some of the Danish rivers. Saltwater fishing for sea run browns is on all year round – and there’s also some cool predator fishing waiting out there if you don’t mind the cold and dark weather. So things aren’t really tough around here. No need to complain. Continue reading “Winter and spring fly boxes – how to avoid cabin fever”