Veiðiheimar got to share a rod with the passionate english angler Nicholas Steedman at Laxá in Mývatnssveit 21st – 22nd of July. Nicholas is a keen dry fly angler and loves nothing more than catching large brown trout on dry fly.
On first shift, at the beat Geldingaey, the conditions were not favorable for dry fly fishing, so upstream nymphing was used successfully. We managed to catch 12 brown trout, up to 59 cm, mainly on Pheasant tail, Krókur and San Juan worms.
The morning after, we chose to walk to the fishing spot “Geldingartoftaflói” in the fishing beat Hamar. Shortly after we got there, fish started to rise everywhere and we landed 10 brown trout on dries, up to the size of 56 cm. The fish preferred Parachute ants and black CDC with a slight of orange color.
On the evening shift, at the fishing beat of Helluvað, we started off by visiting the fishing spot “Stekkjagerðispollur” and fished it with nymphs. Unfortunately, we did not have great success fish and decided to move to another fishing spot “Hafurseyjarpollur” that is best fished with streamers and there we manage to land a few, but all were quite small. Later in the evening a thick fog came over the area and it cooled down by a few degrees. Still, Nicholas decided to try out dry flies and managed to catch a few nice brown trout by casting in likely places.
The day after, when Veiðheimar was back home, we got a message from Nicholas that he had caught his biggest fish ever in Laxá. From a fishing spot, in the lower part of Hofstaðaey, he managed to land a brown trout of 66 cm.
Picture/Nicholas Steedman with a 66 cm brown trout from Hofstaðaey
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