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Fly Fish in Iceland

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Fly Fish in Iceland

Iceland 2017 – Sea Trout and Atlantic Salmon

August 31 to September 7th, 2017

Haukadalsa and Eldvatn Rivers

Huge trout in Iceland

Join us in Iceland August 31 to September 7th, 2017! A small group trip hosted by Jeff McEvoy of Weatherby’s and Haukur Þórðarson from Iceland will fish two rivers – the Eldvatn on the southern coast for sea trout – running from 5 to 15 pounds; and the Haukadalsa due north of Reykjavik for Atlantic salmon averaging 5-15 pounds.  Trip dates will be to arrive in Iceland on August 31st and depart on September 8th.  We will spend three days on each river with one night in Reykjavik between rivers on September 3 and September 7 before departure on the afternoon of the 8th.

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August 13 – 19 2017

Three rivers in six days northern Iceland

Brown Trout fishing in Iceland

Join us in Iceland August 13th to 19th, 2017! Mýrarkvísl is a relatively small river that holds a great stock of brown trout along with getting good runs of salmon trough out the summer. The river runs trough plains on the Reykjaheiði plateau for the first 15km making it perfect for dry fly fishing, after that the river runs trough a canyon where the river is a bit more powerful and you can often see the fish you are targeting. For the last 4 km the river runs down the plains by Laxamýri and into the Laxá in Aðaldal about 5km from the ocean. These extreme changes in Mýrarkvísl’s character offer you some of the most versatile fly fishing in Iceland.

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Gear List:

Weather in early September can average from 30 degrees F to 50 degrees F. Winds can be calm or blow 30+ mph.

  • 8-9 wt./9-10 ft single handed rod.  Floating and intermediate lines. Nine foot leaders with 2x or 1x tippet.
  • 8-9 wt. two handed rod
  • Good waders and cleated wading boots.  Must be new or clean and sterile.
  • Wading staff
  • Good rain jacket for wading
  • Wool hat
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Fleece or wool pants with long underwear
  • Fleece or wool shirt with long underwear top
  • Down or fiber sweater/jacket
  • Fishing vest or pack
  • Sun glasses
  • Ball cap
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescription meds
  • Glasses/contacts
  • Personal clothing for post fishing at the lodge and two nights in Reykjavik

Bedding is provided in the guest houses/hotels.  We will be passing through several communities in our travels and will be able to pick up personal items that might be forgotten.

Travel in Iceland:

Most people from Iceland speak good English.  Most commerce can be conducted with VISA/Mastercard.  Icelandic currency may be obtained at the airport upon arrival or at major US banks prior to departure from the US. Travel insurance is strongly recommended in case of any needed cancellation.  Purchase of gasoline for rental cars usually requires a credit card with a PIN.

Reservations and Cancellation Policy:

50% of trip price due at the time of reservation with the balance due no later than August 1, 2015. Cancellations prior to June 1 will be refunded 100%.  Between June 1 and July 30, refunded at 50% of amount paid. NO REFUNDS for cancellations after June 30.

Resources/Fly Recommendations:


Haukadalsa on Facebook

Haukadalsa River


Eldvatn River


Myrarkvisl River


Lonsa River







Black Ghost, Nobblers, Sunray Shadow, and the Icelandic flies Skotta and Kolskeggur

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