Footballer‘s Viking beard turned into a fishing fly

Aron Einar Gunnarsson was made famous for both his skills ...

Aron Einar Gunnarsson was made famous for both his skills in football, and his beard. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Skapti Hallgrímsson

Captain of the Icelandic Men’s National Football team, Aron Einar Gunnarsson was made famous in the EURO 2016 tournament, both for his skills in football and for his prominent beard.

Gunnarsson shaved off the beard, often referred to as a ‘Viking’ beard, a few months ago.

Instead of throwing it away he made use of it to create a gift for his brother, Arnór Þór Gunnarsson (who’s in the Icelandic Men’s National Handball team). Flies for fly fishing, made from the famous Viking beard, decorated with the colours of the Icelandic flag.

The fly made from the famous beard.

The fly made from the famous beard. Photo: screenshot

Gunnarsson shaved his beard off a few months ago.

Gunnarsson shaved his beard off a few months ago.

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