Ahrex SA280 Minnow Hook

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Ahrex SA280 Hook

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Ahrex SA280 Minnow Hook is designed for all sorts of baitfish imitations.
From smaller baitfish imitations, Crazy Charlies and other small stuff.
This series is very well suited for cold saltwater as well.

A-Steel Finish*
Available in size 2/0 – 8.
Chemically sharpened with small barb

*A-Steel is a new and innovative coating.
Ahrex Hooks are the first brand to utilize this coating on fly hooks. A-Steel is 4 times more saltwater resistant than Duratin (the most used coating for saltwater hooks).

The color on A-Steel resembles the color of Stainless Steel. It has very low glare and is less shiny than other coatings, like Duratin.

The A-Steel coating on the Ahrex SA280 Minnow Hook allows us to use High Carbon Steel instead of Stainless Steel, which allows us to have super sharp hook points, which isn’t the case with Stainless Steel.

The Saltwater Test – Ranking showing the most saltwater resistant first:

  1. Stainless Steel (Not so sharp hook points)
  2. A-Steel (Super sharp hook points)
  3. Duratin
  4. Black Nickel
  5. Bronzed

See the Ahrex hooks comparison chart  and for the full range of Ahrex Hooks available in South Africa, click here.

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The people behind Ahrex: Andreas Andersson

Continuing the series of presentation of core personnel in and around Ahrex Hooks, today it’s time for “the other Swede”, the fly tying Force of Nature, Andreas Andersson. I’m sure most of you already know Andreas (I can at least that his videos are some of the most popular on our YouTube-channel). Andreas is known world-wide for his big-streamer-fly-tying.

I’m sure most of you already know Andreas (I can at least that his videos are some of the most popular on our YouTube-channel). Andreas is known world-wide for his big-streamer-fly-tying. Andreas Andersson Streamer-03 Big flies for big fish (and big trout). I first met Andreas at the Danish fly festival. It was Friday evening. We had been busy all day. Setting up both the Ahrex stand as well as the Flyfish Europe stand.

We arrived back in the rented cabin, where a bunch of us stayed. Andreas arrived late during the evening, straight from Sweden. A very long drive. We had dinner, had a few drinks and most of us turned in quite early. We were tired from setting up and needed to be fresh for the next day (you know, we are responsible professionals). And Andreas? He got out his fly tying kit and tied a handful of his big, elaborate streamers.
He had an order to fill and needed to warm up for the following day, as he said. And that was after a 6-7 hour drive.

Apart from being a very productive fly tier, he’s also an amazingly skilled fly tier, perhaps particularly so when it comes to spinning (and packing) deer hair. Yellow & Purple Diver by Andreas Andersson-08