Customized Fly Fishing Experience
One of Iceland’s premier fly fishing outfitters, Fish Partner specializes in arranging custom itineraries for anglers looking to have a world-class experience focusing on fishing opportunities for brown trout, Arctic char, and Atlantic salmon. With a wide range of fishing options to pick and choose from along with multiple accommodations, Fish Partner will work to customize a package based on what anglers are most looking to get out of the experience. With many options in close proximity to the capital of Reykjavik, Fish Partner is a great option for angler’s looking for shorter packages, longer itineraries focusing on multiple areas, all within a quick transfer from Reykjavik. While Fish Partner specializes in targeting wild, trophy brown trout and char, Atlantic salmon and sea-run brown trout options are also available.
With a variety of options to pick and choose from, anglers are paired with the best lodging options that fit their needs and are in close proximity to the fisheries they will be accessing each day. Most of the lodges and accommodations utilized by Fish Partner are small, cozy, and well-appointed. For any groups looking for higher-end accommodations that cater well to couples and families, Fish Partner will customize an itinerary based on your preferences.
Food and Beverages
All of the packages arranged with Fish Partner are full service and include meals each day during your itinerary (unless requested otherwise). Breakfasts are served each morning and usually consist of eggs, local meats, fruits, cereals, and coffee to get you out on the water. Lunch will typically be on the water with your guide or back at the lodge depending on your daily itinerary. After a full day on the water, dinner is served each evening back at the lodge with menus changing each evening.
Typical Length of Stay
All packages are customizable and any length of stay can be accommodated. A typical itinerary with Fish Partner can range anywhere from 3-6 days of fishing, with shorter and longer options available depending upon your preferences. Many anglers will choose to focus their itinerary on two separate portions, each at different fishing locations allowing for a diversity of species and fishing scenarios.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While most travelers booking itineraries with Fish Partner choose to focus on the fishing opportunities, Fish Partner does have the experience and expertise to include other non-angling activities such as hiking, eco-tours, sightseeing, horseback riding, etc. Fish Partner is great at making recommendations during the course of your itinerary depending upon your preferences and what your group would like to experience each day.
Wi-Fi is available at most of the lodges Fish Partner works with and in any major town in Iceland. Depending on your service provider, cell phone coverage is also available all throughout the country with an international plan. Communications throughout Iceland are very good compared to most countries.
How To Get There
All trips with Fish Partner arrive and depart from Keflavik International Airport (KEF), a quick 35-minute drive outside the capital of Reykjavik. Depending on your itinerary, you will either be met upon arrival by your guide or can pick up a rental car and drive to the first lodge of your stay. If you would like to spend your first evening in Reykjavik, Fish Partner can arrange to pick you up the following day to begin your fishing itinerary. IcelandAir offers regular non-stop flights from many major U.S. cities including New York, Seattle, Denver, Boston, etc, along with other major U.S. airlines including Delta, United, and American Airlines offering regular daily service.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Anglers can arrive and depart on any day of the week based on availability with Fish Partner. Yellow Dog can also arrange for continued stays in Iceland at local hotels or bed and breakfasts in Reykjavik or Keflavik.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trip dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way.
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Specializing in fishing opportunities for trophy brown trout and char, Fish Partner has access to some of the best lakes and rivers throughout the country. With the ability to arrange itineraries focusing on river options along with still water or lake fishing, Fish Partner can arrange itineraries based on angler’s preferences and allow the opportunity to see some of the largest brown trout and char available in Iceland. Accessing a combination of different watersheds and fishing scenarios, every day on the water with Fish Partner is different.
One of the key characteristics of Fish Partner’s fishing program is their exclusive access to some of the best beats on Lake Thingvallavatn, which has become world-renowned for delivering some of the best and most consistent fishing for the largest brown trout anywhere in the world. Coupled with some of the local rivers within the area, Fish Partner offers anglers the opportunities for very large, wild brown trout that rivals any trout fishery on the planet.
Fish Partner also has access to the Highlands region of Iceland, an area that is undeveloped, remote, and incredibly scenic. This unique area offers incredible landscapes, gin-clear water, and some of the best, untouched fishing in the country for brown trout and Arctic char.
Finally, for anglers looking for other species and fishing scenarios, Fish Partner does have the ability to arrange for Atlantic salmon fishing, along with a superb sea-run brown trout fishery in the fall each season. No matter what an angler’s preferences might be, Fish Partner can develop a fishing itinerary and schedule that will deliver a remarkable experience.
For most itineraries arranged with Fish Partner, it is recommended that anglers bring all of their own fishing gear with them to use during their stay. If you do need any rental equipment, please let Yellow Dog know beforehand and we can work with Fish Partner to arrange your gear prior to arrival. For equipment, 4 to 7-weight rods are ideal for most trout and char fishing scenarios. Floating lines are almost always used, but light sink tips can also be very helpful depending upon the fishing areas and conditions. Waders and non-felt boots are also recommended for any time of the season in Iceland.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.
All packages with Fish Partner are fully customized based on the number of anglers, length of stay, rivers or lakes of interest, and time of the season. All types of itineraries can be arranged based on availability, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) itineraries booked with Fish Partner, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable. If a canceled package is resold by either the outfitter/operator or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures for the exact same itinerary, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. In the case of cancellation by the client, both deposit and final payment may be transferred to another guest or angler for those same (original) dates if facilitated and arranged by the client. For all reservations booked over a year in advance, the rates and dates indicated for the reservation are based on the current calendar year season and schedule, and final prices are subject to change for the following season. Once dates and rates are confirmed for the following season, a 50% deposit will be due within two weeks to lock in the reservation. Please note the final 50% payments are due no later than 90 days prior to the start of your trip. Full deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless a client is replaced. Because of the operator’s no refund and no credit policy, we highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. In no event will the operator or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, missed travel connections, or any other reason beyond the control of the operator. If your flights are late and connections are missed, the operator is not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Iceland packages
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
Yellow Dog Client Reviews
“We loved Iceland and I think we maybe should have spent a little more time in just seeing the country, so much to see and do there. Next time we would plan more time to travel around the country. The fishing was great, the water was so clean and clear, we were sight fishing with nymphs to some fish, had some dry fly fishing and some streamer fishing so covered all the bases. I think that my physical limitations kept us from some good water but at this time I am not able to do a lot of steep climbing up and down hillsides and cliffs. My fault not there’s. We loved the fishing, the lodge and the people, Iceland is a fantastic place and a must-see, must-fish place for everyone.” – Harry and Becca M.