Shrimp flies have always been popular for fly fishermen and especially for saltwater fly fishermen they are a “must-have” in the box. The Scandinavian coastal fishing for sea run brown trouts is now one of the cornerstones of Danish fly fishing and the Danish sea trout love shrimp flies. In this week’s blog, we’ll focus on a new pattern that has gone from strength to strength and proven its effectiveness to coastal sea run brown trout.Continue reading “Høtyven”
Irish Style Shrimp Flies
Many, if not most, of the Irish salmon-. And sea trout patterns include two or three hackles and no wings. They are tied on all styles of hooks – singles, doubles and trebles and on tubes. They do well tied and fished both small and large and some of the patterns are even popular flies for loch-style fishing for salmon. Their history is a subject for another blog – here I’ll take a look at the basics of tying them. They look deceptively simple, but there are a few pit falls to avoid.Continue reading “Irish Style Shrimp Flies”
There are flies that are invariably associated with specific waters or places. Often, of course, those for which a specific fly might have been created. A clear example of this is a fly called Chillimps. A simple, orange palmer hackled wet fly for salmon.Continue reading “Chillimps”
Cinnamon Saltwater Shrimp
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.
Scandinavian salt in January – chasing silver
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”
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)
Meet saltwater fly tier Jonatan Ternald
Today we direct the big curious magnifying glass at Swedish saltwater fly tier par excellence, Jonatan Ternald. Jonatan was one of the first tiers that started using our hooks, and he has been a fabulous inspiration for us ever since.
Ahrex around the world
This Friday the blog is going world travelling. We want to welcome a couple of new distributors, take a look at a remarkable catch – and we have a brand new fly tying video from one of our favourite Swedish streamer dudes, Andreas Andersson for you as well.
Downscaled Curved Gammarus – It’s here … by public demand
2017 will see a lot of new releases from Ahrex Hooks. We have several new hook models in production at the moment. And things are going to get really interesting this spring.
Continue reading “Downscaled Curved Gammarus – It’s here … by public demand”