I’d like to offer a very special thanks to Ingo Helgason and Icelandic Fly Fishermen for showing me the time of my life in Iceland the last two weeks. Even with difficult weather and river conditions the fishing was off the charts. I landed ten Atlantic salmon including several large ones and the 20lber that will always be one of the top fish of my life.
I must also take notice of the excellent flies Ingo provided me. Atlantic salmon flies aren’t patterns you typically find in your local fly shop here in the US. Sure there are some exceptions. Most of the flies Ingo provided were tied by Pétur Steingrimsson, our good friend Siggi “Haugur”, also of Icelandic Fly Fishermen and Atlantic Flies, Co. Visit their website and it directs you to fly shops around the world that sell them.
If Iceland has been on your dream list all I can say is get on it. Icelandic Fly Fishermen can book you to the great places I went and more. Be sure and visit their website and especially the Dream Streams page. Feel free to contact me when planning a trip of your own and I’ll answer any questions you might have. Then I’ll turn you over to Ingo for the trip of your life.
Here are some final photos to finish up Iceland 2014!
Atlantic salmon artwork by the one and only
Dazzling salmon colors from the Laxá Ađaldal
Comfortable accommodations at the Nes Lodge on the Laxá Ađaldal
People in Iceland – 321,000 – Sheep 3,000,000
Hooked up on the Flekkudalsá
Einstok Beer providing delicious Ales!
The luckiest angler on the planet – Iceland – my 51st country – did this really happen?
One last thanks to Ingo Helgason of the Icelandic Fly Fishermen and my incredible sponsors – you can’t catch spectacular fish without friends and the best in fly fishing gear – Winston – Scientific Anglers – Ross Reels – Abel Reels – Simms