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Hot summer day with Idrijca river low took from me the maximum effort to catch some fishes. Most of them were graylings, whose population is much bigger than in spring. I don´t know where they came from, but I can say that everyone who want to catch monsters Idrijca is the right river to choose.

Best results were made with small dry mayflies on hook 18# before the dark. My biggest graylings were long 47, 48 and 49 cm. I hope that next time I will have the fortune to catch one with the magic length of 50.

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Peter

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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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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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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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Season is running fast but I didn´t have much time for fishing. I still had some nice time with water inhabitants. Hope I will have some more time in the summer.

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New fishing season is here!

This winter was very long and the water is still high and snowy . I couldn´t wait  for water to decrease so i went to my first trout fishing day of the year. I went into the upper part of Vipava river and had a beautiful afternoon in good company. Let the photos talk!

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Years ago it would be unthinkable not to start the fly-fishing season right on 1.april. But times are different and my first fly-fishing day was only on 9 of april.

I was waiting for this day since the middle of november for one reason only – testing my new bamboo fly-fishing rod. It´s a  line 4 rod which i made for small streams using light nymphs and dry flies. The d-day was planned to be on my river – Vipava.

The initial casts were lighter, just to feel the action and see the response. After the initial learning i started to improve the casts with more and more energy, till i reached my maximum power. I could say that i was surprised about the medium-fast action. Even if it´s not graphite i easily launched the line 20 meters and more.

First i used some nymphs on 10 an 12, after i tied some dry-flies because the fishes were rising. I caught some rainbows, and found a nice grayling (about 45 centimeters) dead on the bottom of the river.

In conclusion i was very excited about the results of my new bamboo rod, the fishes were not my primary goal.

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