If there’s one place I’ve been striving to get to the last 25 years it’s Iceland. Many customers that I served during my fly shop days in Jackson, Wyoming went to Iceland annually. The stories of its beauty and the numbers of Atlantic salmon they caught was mind blowing. But so was the cost.
I worked some angles to get there. As you know my customer/friends have generously taken me some great places over the years. Iceland came up several times, however it never transpired.
But I always believed my time would come. And through the simplest of things, sketching Atlantic salmon on Cliff Fly Boxes at the Somerset New Jersey Fly Fishing Show, I met some top guys who run Icelandic Fly Fishermen (IFF). We became friends and they became aware of all my travels.
50 countries and I hadn’t been to Iceland! They shrieked.
Ingo Helgason and Icelandic Fly Fishermen are having me as their guest for the next two weeks. We’ll be chasing Atlantic salmon and I’ll be documenting the trip day by day. As usual, I won’t have internet much of the time but I will post every chance I get. Within a few days after the trip the complete journey will be up. Stay tuned – this should be incredible!
Visit Icelandicflyfishermen.com to learn more!