Monday, 7 September 2009

~photo: Backcast Productions~

Rod Testing:

First evening on the Minnivallalaekur saw the wind fall away, tempting a few fish to poke their noses through the surface. This tenacious trout took a dry daddy long legs without a second glance. Hooking him seemed the easiest part, like their Vikings, Iceland's trout are extremely powerful. Here my Orvis Helios 5-weight takes some serious strain as I try to subdue this fish. A couple of runs later the upper hand is gained and he's safely in the net.......phew.....