May Meeting with Special Guest Dusty Wissmath: Fly Fishing in Iceland

Our next chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 at Linglestown Historic Venue (located in the Linglestown Fire Company building, St. Thomas Room), beginning at 7:00 PM.

As well as directing his own fly fishing school, Dusty heads the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Boiling Springs, PA, is an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing, and served as the lead instructor at L.L. Bean’s Fly Fishing School in Virginia. He guides in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Montana and hosts trips to fly fishing destinations worldwide. Dusty is a Simms and Costa Guide Ambassador and a Pro Staff member of Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Hyde Drift Boats, ARC Fishing and a royalty tier for Holly Flies. His writing and photography can be found in several fly fishing publications.

Dusty will introduce us to the northeast coast of Iceland, where he will share some of his most unique and memorable fly fishing experiences with us. The fishing will be for large brown trout and Arctic char, primarily on dry flies, and Atlantic salmon as they move in from the Arctic Ocean on their spawning journey.

The presentation will feature the Mýrarkvísl and Reykjadalsa which are relatively small rivers that hold a great stock of brown trout along with good runs of salmon throughout the summer.  These rivers run through plains for the first 15 km, making them perfect for dry fly fishing. After that, the rivers run through canyons which offer the opportunity to sight fish for trophy fish in the clear pools. Both rivers are tributaries of the Laxa which empty into Lake Vestmannsyatn about 5 km from the ocean. These rivers have an amazing character with such diversity that there is something for every angler, whether fishing the plains with small dry flies and nymphs or swinging flies and sight fishing for salmon in the canyon pools.

Fly Fishing in Iceland with Dusty Wissmath


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