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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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Peter

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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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Peter

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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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Our Austrian friend Peter invited us to come fishing on river Gail and Gailitz near village Arnoldstein. The plan was to fish for danube salmon (Hucho hucho) with spinning and flyfishing for grayling. I must say that this was my first fishing experience in Austria so I was quite optimistic.

The part we fished is closed for tourists, so the only option for fishing is that you get invited from local fishermen.

The river Gail is like our Sava Bohinjka and the Gailitz (runs into Gail) like Baca on the lower part.

On the Gail we started with spinning and soon my optimism was paid off. I had a bite under one bridge and soon my first Danube salmon was in my hands. The measure showed 78 cm. It wasn´t a trophy but still very nice and like they say: “The first one you will never forget”.

As the hours passed by we didn´t have anymore bites, so we decided to go on Gailitz for some grayling. There we had some nice graylings that were caught on dry fly. Before it went dark we returned to Gail for some more spinning, but we didn´t catch nothing more.

I´ve caught my first danube salmon, so now I can focus to catch a bigger one…

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The fishing season for salmonids on Vipava river is now over. The fishes will finally get some peace from us till next 1.april.

On the last day of this season the water was a little higher than normal, but without any difference on fishes behaviour. They were rising on small mayflies, so I used my f-flies and had good results. I also tried on bigger nymphs and also had some fishes. Rainbow trout and grayling were “on the menu”, and all of them are still swimming in the river.

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So this is it for trouts and graylings on Vipava river for this year. Till next season I salute you.

Peter

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Autumn is without any doubt the best period for fishing graylings on Vipava river. They are aware that winter is coming so they don´t hesitate to bite the offered fly or nymph. If we add the beautiful colors of the nature that goes into deserved rest… As a flyfisherman I can´t expect more.

When the morning fog disappear and the sun rays touch the water, than the magic begins. Mayflies and sedges start to emerge and the fishes start to rise. The day with sunlight is shorter so the fishes are feeding with more intensity.

In this period I like to fish with f-flies in natural colorations tied on #16 hook. For nymphs I use bigger hooks, because they are not so careful as in summer.

The results are always good.

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Peter

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Like I said in the previous post “Let´s hope it will be better next time”…

This is what happened last sunday. I was in the same part of river Vipava, but this time with much more success. Fishes were extremely active on the surface, and with a small F-fly I had very good results. I tried with a streamer and also had success. It looked like all bad luck I had 14 days ago turned into good…

The number of grayling is rising and next year they will grow more! I really hope they will have good conditions in spawn season.

Peter

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