Big trout and char on Iceland

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  1. Norbaggen

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    WOW...!

    VERY nice diasshow!

    Nice work:thumb:

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    Really great photos and great looking video.

    Was this through a guide or outfitter or just friends doing it on their own?
     
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    Nice!!!!!
    Fish of a life time.
     
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    What kinda of char? Arctic Char? They are a lighter orange over there eh?
     
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    Wow, very nice, and to think 41 years ago I spent a year on that Big Rock in the North Atlantic for Uncle Sam's USAF and could not fish it, imagine what it was like back then, I can only dream now of what I missed. :beathead::beathead:

    Great photos too !

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    Hi, Hal and thanks.
    You're probably right - even more unexplored rivers and lakes back then - and how the fishing was we only can imagine.

    Yes, Artic Char. And the funny thing is that they seem to go up in the river we mention in the film, only after they have become 3-6 lb. The smaller ones stays in the small lake a bit further down. So there are only really large char (and some large dynamite like brown trouts) up in the river stretches.


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    Sounds about like what the big char up north and out west do over here in AK just substitute lake with ocean...
    they look like this...
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    Andre

    Nice picture of Gullfoss and you on your web site, I did get there whilst I was in Iceland, but alas no time for fishing. Did not have my trout fishing equipment anyway, would have had to buy everything. I do remember a few USAF people though going up to Aukeyeri area and bringing back to Keflavik a couple of big brown trout, one was close to 18 lbs as I recall. Suspect they were using spinning rods and not fly fishing though. Would like to get up to Iceland again some time. They closed the US air base at Keflavik a couple of years ago so I guess I could look around at our old fighter interceptor hangars, which were right across the taxi way from the tower and terminal.

    Still wish I could of fished back in 67 those salmon and trout rivers. :beathead:

    :thumb::)

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    By the way, here's the trailer for our Iceland film: http://www.thetroutbum.com/home.htm Will be available in the USA just before Christmas this year, and it shows some of the endless possibilities there. We started out in 2001 with our Trout Bum flyfishing serie on DVD and a TV program, and this is the third. Been to Iceland three times fishing and I'd like to go back. There are some more unexplored highland lakes there, so for the adventurous flyfishing soul there are things to be done...
    A flyfishing friend of mine has walked another highland area for some days, and came across a nameless shallow lake that at first seemed pointless to fish, at least in search for big ones. Then suddenly - out of a deep spring upcoming in the middle of the lake, came a number of BIG chars and began cruising the shallows, before they dropped back to the deeper water and dissapeared. Jepp, he spent some succesful days there :)

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