Todays update on flyhooks.org: new hooks and pictures from the Midgar flyhook range. Midgar is a Norwegian based (located in Hvaler) flyfishing/flytying company, they have a short range of hooks that are focused around scandinavian saltwater patterns. All have microbarb and have a really solid build that makes you trust them for big fish even on smaller sizes.
The hooks are new of this year so I haven’t had much time to tie on them (or fish with them yet), but the M2010 streamer and M2020 are two that stand out for me in the range: the M2020 have a deeper bend than I’ve seen before and should be interesting to tie up on.
Todays update on flyhooks.org comes from Ahrex hooks: earlier this year they sent me samples of all their hooks for addition to the flyhooks database. The update brings a total of 23 hooks from Ahrex to the site: the doubles and trebles are missing, but they will be added later.
From a start with hooks focusing on saltwater here in Scandinavia, they now have a range of hooks:
- NS – Nordic Salt: baitfish, gammarus, shrimp
- HR – Home Run: salmon, tube, trailer, doubles & trebles
- TP – Trout Predator: for the big trout streamers
- PR – Predator: pike and large predator fish
I welcome the addition of more barbless as they now have both predator, stinger and tube barbless in their lineup.
A couple of highlights for me in what I use: the NS110 for saltwater patterns, HR430 barbless tube that have a really solid build quality even in the smaller sizes, the heavy HR414 for salmon patterns and TP610 & TP650 for the larger trout streamers.
This brings the total of hooks with images to a total of 705, I would still love to get my hands on more Ahrex: if you have hooks in the sizes I’m missing, please send me a message!
A Dee variant of the Mar Lodge pattern that I have had a version by Junji Ichimura open in my browser for a long time! Back from vacation and found this to be a good pattern to get started on the autumn tying again.