There are daily flights into Trondheim, connections from Oslo, Amsterdam, and other major European cities. Rent a car at the airport for the scenic, one-hour drive to the Norwegian Flyfishers Club lodge.
The Norwegian Flyfishers Club (www.nfc-online.com) main lodge accommodates 14 anglers, mostly in single rooms. There are also country houses for large parties or for those who’d like more independence. There is a fly shop in the NFC lodge.
Atlantic salmon season on the Gaula runs from June 1 to the end of August. June is the best month for the larger fish, but there are generally fewer fish overall compared to later in the season.
I recommend two-handed rods, 14 to 16 feet long, in 9- through 11-weight. Expect to fish fast-sinking tips in the early season or whenever water is high. The fish are not leader shy, so 30-pound-test or higher is your best bet. Travel Assistance Orvis Travel (www.orvis.com/travel) can help put your whole trip together, at no extra cost to you.