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This year, our fly fishing trip to Bled, took place in the mid June, because we wanted to fish on higher water level. The choice was right!

This year I was fishing with Martin and my father and we had a great day on Radovna river. We mostly fished on the upper part which is situated in Triglav national park. Pure wilderness with marvelous native brown trouts. We started and finished with dry fly tied on our lines. Most of the success was with mayflies tied on hooks #14 and caddis flies tied on #12.

I really suggest to visit Radovna in June when the water level is little higher. It is 100% success.

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P.S. Vipava river, second day of the season.

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The last visit on Sava Bohinjka has left a lot of positive thoughts how the fishing would be in autumn. Well our expectations couldn´t be more different from reality…

Water level was higher than in summer and for that reason we thought that the fishing day would be perfect. Combined with sunny weather…

The point of the day was that we really struggle to catch graylings (we focused our fishing to them), who weren´t even a little interested to take our flies. They were lying on the bed of the river, like they were glued to it. The gear we used was very long leader, with very thin tippet (we used 0,10 and also 0,10 fluorocarbon line) and flies tied on hooks #20, #22. We changed more than 20 flies and not even one fly didn´t catch more than 1 grayling (of those who were actually interested to take them).

I hope it will be easier next time.

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After some years I went to Unica river this September. Sunny day with low water first indicated that we would struggle to get a fish, but at the end of the day we counted more than 10 fishes per person. Most of the success came from dry flies tied on hooks 16-20#. We had more success in faster parts of the river where graylings weren´t so demanding. Trough the day I had some line breaks with decent fish on, and so was for Martin. He succeeded to catch a beautiful brown trout of 50 cm. Bigger graylings started to rise only before the dark, and some of them were caught and then released.

I hope to visit this magnificent river as soon as possible.

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Hello everyone

Today I am writing about our fly-fishing day on Idrijca river.

Like always I was fishing with Martin, and that day we decided to visit the trophy part of Idrijca river, managed by Idrija Fishing Association.

The day was cloudy with some rain, but we managed to catch some very nice fish. We started using very small nymphs until the fishes started to rise, but instead of dry flies they were feeding with emergers. We watched their dorsal and caudal fins coming out of the water before we tied small emerger on our lines. The result was quick – beautiful browns, marbles and hybrids were soon on our lines and fighting for their freedom. Of course they were all released.

In the afternoon the activity wasn´t good as we expected but we also had some catches, with a big fat grayling of 51 cm on top of them. Martin spotted him on the bottom of a small pool and catched him with a small dry-fly. The battle was intense with some very high jumps out of the water. Like others it was released unharmed.

A trophy like that needed a toast… but that is off the record.

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Traditionally our second day of fishing is reserved for Sava Bohinjka.

After a short night we went to this beautiful river to see how has changed since our last visit. Water level was low that´s why the fishes were very cautious and diffident to our flies. We had more success in faster parts of the river on dry flies. The biggest impression was given by the grayling population, because we saw a lot of graylings bigger than 40 centimeters. We caught some of them during afternoon when they started to rise. They were interested on micro dry flies tied on hooks #20-24, with the terminal line of 0,10. They really made our day fantastic.

After this visit I can make a good advice: anybody who is interested to fish on Sava Bohinjka, now is the time to visit it!

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Peter

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Hello everyone!

Yes, yes I am still breathing…

One year passes very quickly and here is the report of two days of fly-fishing in Bled.

Like always, with my friend Martin, the trip started on the upper part of Radovna river. The water level was lower than in the last two years, but we still had a great day. We fished upwards with different dry flies, but had most success with caddis flies tied with deer fur on hook 10-12#.

We had a curious situation when Martin accidentally caught a grass snake (Natrix natrix), but he managed to release her without harm.

In the afternoon we moved toward the vintgar gorge and finished before the sunset.

The beauty and the quietness of the Radovna valley impresses me every single year and I hope for many more.

 

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