Sunday, 25 August 2013

First winter Storm:


Iceland’s weather is fickle at best that bear its teeth without warning. It’s one thing taking advantage of zephyr like breezes (right) when midging trout can be expected, but sooner or later you’ll run into adverse conditions.  We’ve just experienced a strengthening northerly which brought threatening clouds and freezing rain that eventually turned to snow.  Classed as the first winter storm this killed any hope of rising fish.


Imminent rain or in this case snow can spell disaster for the dry fly enthusiast.  Faced with such conditions, you either sit it out or knuckle down to subsurface tactics which mainly involve nymphing, or dare I say it…streamers!



Storms in Iceland aren’t to be taken lightly, clearing clouds left snow capped mountains and a drop in daytime temperatures that struggled to 5oC…brgh…