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On second day of my trip to Bled I experienced same heavy grayling activity on the surface, but finding the right fly was very hard. They were feeding with small mayflies through the whole day so I didn´t take much attention to nymphs. In the evening they started to feed with bigger mayflies and then the pure drill begun. The biggest impression made when I caught a big grayling under heavy rain on dry fly. It was amazing!

 

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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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How the time runs! Now it´s november and the fly fishing season 2014 is over. Now is the period for fish to regenerate their energy and focus for the spawn period.

My last day proved again that october is truly the best period for fly fishing. I fished only for few hours in the middle of the day when the sun was warmer. Huge amount of insects on the water surface looked like it was may and not october. Fishes were very active and even the water was very clear you could approach them to a few meters without scare them. To catch them I used a small brown nymph and an F fly. Rainbow trouts and graylings ended in my net and then again in the water when released…

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I spent a day on the upper Soca river…

Streamers for rainbow and marble trouts, dry flies for graylings.

 

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