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Iceland 2014, Sea Trout and Atlantic Salmon

ICELAND 2014 IS SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST OR WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED OF OUR 2015 TRIPS, PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@WEATHERBYS.COM

Join us in Iceland September 4-12! 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

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for Atlantic salmon averaging 5-15 pounds.  Trip dates will be  to arrive in Iceland on September 4th and depart on September 12th.  We will spend three days on each river with one night in Reykjavik between rivers on September 7th and before departure on the afternoon of the 12th.

Space will be limited to a total of 10 anglers as singles or pairs. Price for a single will be $4395 and pairs will be $2895 per person.  It will include three nights lodging and meals on each river and two nights in Reykjavik.  This will be a semi-guided trip, meaning you will have access to local expertise, but will not have exclusive, full time access to a guide.  Full time guide can be available for additional fee.  Pricing currently does not include airfare, in-country transportation or meals while in Reykjavik.0_0_0_0_471_353_csupload_49097241_large

 

 

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If you think you might be interested in joining us for this first international fishing adventure in a spectacular country, please call jeff at 877-796-5558 or email him at info@weatherbys.com.

Detailed Itinerary

Sept 3

Depart US from DC, NY, BOS 9 PM or so, Arrive Keflavik early AM

Sept 4

Arrive Keflavik, pick up rental, breakfast on the road, and arrive at Haukadalsa guest house around Noon.

Fish until dark – approximately 8:30 PM

Supper at guest house at 9PM

Sept 5

Fish Haukadalsa

Sept 6

Fish Haukadalsa

Sept 7

Fish Haukadalsa until Noon, depart for Reykjavik – Suuna Guest House http://www.sunna.is/ for the night. Dine in local restaurant.

Sept 8

Drive to Eldvatn guest house by Noon, fish until dark.

Sept 9

Fish Eldvatn

Sept 10

Fish Eldvatn

Sept 11

Fish Eldvatn until Noon, depart for Reykjavik to Suuna Guest House. Dine in local restaurant.

Sept 12

Depart for US AM or PM flights from Keflavik.

For airline reservations, contact www.all-iceland.com or book directly with Iceland Air, www.icelandair.com .

Vehicle rental:

TBD as group or independent rentals, contact www.all-iceland.com .

 

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.
  • 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.

Resources/Fly Recommendations:

Haukadalsa

https://www.facebook.com/Haukadalsa

http://www.haukadalsa.is/

Eldvatn

https://www.facebook.com/Eldvatn

Flies

http://flugur.blog.is/album/straumflugur/

http://flugur.blog.is/album/kuluhausar/image/250576/

http://www.krafla.is/laxaflugur/tupur/kolskeggur-3.html

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

Travel Insurance

https://www.trutravelinsurance.com/

Pretty good video of fishing similar waters, June

http://midcurrent.com/2012/06/27/video-hatch-trout-66n/

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, 2014. Cancellations prior to July 1 will be refunded 100%.  Between July 1 and July 31, refunded at 50% of amount paid. NO REFUNDS for cancellations after July 31.

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