Tie your flies for Iceland!

If you’re heading to Iceland and want to tie your own flies, or get the low down on what flies to bring, look no further. Fish Partner’s very own Eidur Kristjansson is a well known fly tier and has a great selection of fly tying tutorials in English on his YouTube channel. We highly recommend you check him out for all the inside info on flies for Iceland!

Here are a few of his patterns:

The EK streamer is a fantastic pattern for native brown trout, as well as those awesome sea run brown trout. Here it’s tied using a silver tungsten cone, but you can play around with the color and weight to suite your preference and the water you intend to fish
Looking for a pattern that’ll get you those monster trout at Lake Thingvallavatn? Look no further. Olive, Hot Orange, White. A color combination that seems to drive brown trout all over crazy
Cased Caddis patterns are always going to work well in Iceland, as they probably do on your waters as well. This pattern is pretty simple, and catches fish!
John Barr’s classic. A really popular fly in Iceland, and especially effective if your fishing some of our mountain lakes.
“Toppflugan” by Engilbert Jensen is a fantastic pattern for imitating some of those black midges that are such an important food source for our trout and arctic char
This strange looking pattern as made many dreams come true in Iceland. “Galdralöpp” was originally created by Icelandic fly tying legend Jón Aðalsteinn Þorgeirsson. A must have in your box for those rising browns.
Another play on the Black Ghost. The Black Ghost Sunburst is one of our absolute favorites.
Inspired by our friends from Poland. This take on the Pheasant Tail is bound to catch you fish.

These are just some of the patterns already available on Eidur’s YouTube channel. For more patterns that will do the job for you in Iceland, as well as on your home waters, check out his channel and don’t for get to like and subscribe to stay updated on new videos from Fish Partner’s resident fly tier!

Popular Fishing

A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
Tungufljót river in Skaftafell is one of the best known Sea trout rivers in Iceland and is most famous for the high average weight of fish caught, every year multiple Sea-Run Brown trout in the 20lbs range are caught with the average weight of the fish being between 5-10 pounds.

Accessability

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  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.