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Strong Sun and cold water – Optimal for the Fly Fishing?

Yes, July in particular nice this year! Like the nature would like to redeem herself for the wet June we had been facing previously. Evening showers or even storms keeping the rivers in good shape and keeping the fish active also during the day. Normally, July would be having some action on the river early in the morning and late afternoons, but now one can nicely fly fish also during the day. Sava Bohinjka having average angler visit, if you come to our Fly shop we can decide which of the 3 areas of the river is less busy on a chosen day..

COVID- no new restrictions except wearing masks when you enter in some shops. SLOVENIA does not have any major infection increasing and is consider safest Balkan area state for the visit! If you follow basic hygienic rules – you almost have no chance to infect yourself if visiting Bled area and surrounding villages! 

www.FAUNAFLYSHOP.si news:  A WEEK of promotional Simms Cap sale!  Use cupone caps20 at the basket check-out process! 

Weather forecast for the following days – ALL GOOD and SAFE TO COME!

 

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Into July 2020 we Fly fish!

Cheers from Fauna Fly Shop Bled! Some updates regarding different fly fishing concerning issues!

Fishing conditions on the rivers of Slovenia are fine and close to perfect if we consider deeping into July; showers are keeping the daily temperature around 25 degrees and the rivers on their optimal levels. Mix weather is not good for the non-fishing river activities like kayak, drifting boats etc- again a positive thing for a fly fisherman. If you get a cloudy day, fish will be active also during the day. If very sunny, it is worth waking up early and rather catch some nap in the mid day time, returning to the rivers later afternoon. Fauna fly shop opens daily at 8am, but you can also get a permit for the next day and wake up early.

COVID UPDATE: From tomorrow, July 4th, BELGIUM and the NEDERLANDS coming to the GREEN, covid safe country LIST and the citizens can enter Slovenia with NO PROBLEMS.  

Weather wizard for the next days: ALL SAFE FOR A FLY FISHING TRIPS!

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BEAUTIFUL DAYS OUT THERE IN SLOVENIA

NOTE: June 25th is a National holiday here in Slovenia!  Fauna fly shop in Bled will be open as on Sundays – 8:00 – 10:00 am only. Welcome to catch us open!!

With the bordering countries with Slovenia open the borders for fly fisherman to travel, rivers received well deserved fly fishing audience! Less than in “normal” years, but just enough that every one that reached Slovenia can have nice, relaxed and not over crowded fly fishing days!

Weather had calm down and we are looking into a nice late spring-summer week! All rivers in Slovenia are on the normal fishing levels.

HERE BELOW THE LINK to the government page where you can see WHICH COUNTRIES CAN ENTER without ANY RESTRICTIONS. IF YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT IN THE CHART, YOU CAN NOT ENTER UNFORTUNATELY. BUT IF YOU ARE ON THE LIST – THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS TO ENTER.  Page also has ENGLISH VERSION FOR YOU TO CHECK.. 

https://nijz.si/sl/seznam-drzav-za-prehajanje-drzavne-meje-brez-omejitev

TILL THE END OF THIS WEEK, WE RUN A PROMOTION ON THE TMC HOOK PROGRAM!!   VISIT  WWW.FAUNAFLYSHOP.SI   and gain 20% discount on the TMC hooks by using cupon code  tmc20 

Here some latest images from the Sava Bohinjka river – having a good time :-)

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TILL THE END OF THIS WEEK, WE RUN A PROMOTION ON THE TMC HOOK PROGRAM!!   VISIT  WWW.FAUNAFLYSHOP.SI   and gain 20% discount on the TMC hooks by using cupon code  tmc20           

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BORDERS FOR THE ITALIAN FLY FISHERMAN – OPEN!

This could be the news of the yesterday, since as today June 16th all Italian fly fisherman can already enter Slovenia and go on the Fly Fishing! FINALLY we could say! There are still some countries in the EU that have some restrictions to enter, so make sure you check your country on the LIST HERE<<< before depart from home.

NOTE: There are some countries will be appearing on the list without a prior notice (NL, SE, DK for example) so keep up following the list frequently. 

Fishing conditions on the Bled and north-west Slovenia are in general ok, just the levels are on upper scale, since we do have frequent showers lately..

Here the update for the Sava Bohinjka as from today:

Sava Bohinjka as on June 16th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

As we can see, end of June will be even better to fly fish with dry fly than it`s wet beginning! To put a fire on the oil, www.faunaflyshop.si  had smashed down the price for 1 Pc of the VIVARELY SEMI AUTOMATIC FLY REEL down on ONLY 99,90 Eur. Who comes first – gets first!

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Some Fly Fishing and COVID-19 information

Hi there dear All! It has been a while since we last publish water levels of the Sava Bohinjka river.. wonder why hm hm … :-)

Now the borders are getting open for most of the EU countries and the 1st anglers arriving by the end of this week – if the water levels will cooperate! We do have a very wet June.. like the Covid would not do enough damage – now the rain will prolong the river-off situation.. :-/

The video is showing water level close to bridge Log – Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka river.

Sava Bohinjka as found on June 10th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

COVID-19 INFO: All the citizens from the “covid safe” country list CAN ENTER SLOVENIA without the quarantine period of 14 days. UNFORTUNATELY ITALIAN ANGLERS ARE NOT YET ON THE SAFE LIST, so they need to wait a little bit more.. Hopefully the situation will change soon and they will be able to come on the fly fishing without the quarantine period!

List of countries

Country
Croatia
Hungary
Austria
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Norway
Slovakia
Switzerland

To get ready for some later DRY FLY fishing action out there on the rivers. we had knocked down our DRY FLY selection for 20% enabling you to fill your dry fly boxes and be ready to meet the Surface feeding frenzy weeks of the late June and Early July. Welcome to visit us on the    www.faunaflyshop.si  

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Leaking borders with Italy and Austria!!

Good news and bad news! Which one you want to read first!?  :-)

Good one is, that the borders with Austria and Italy are letting fly fisherman in Slovenia with no problems. We issue to our guests a confirmation of having a booking at the Fauna Lodge or a Tour booked with our Guides – just to keep them more calm when meeting the border officers.. situation is expected to relax in the next week, towards the June 15th when overall life could return back to normal and travelling will see no more restrictions what so ever..

Fishing situation in Slovenia overall is ready to accept visiting fly fisherman – rivers haven`t been fished, June is proverbial the best dry fly fishing month and the weather should be optimal for a full day long fly fishing.

Speaking about the weather, the coming end of the week June 5-6 will not be optimal, with storms and showers more or less all over the country. With some luck, the levels will recover soon, getting back to optimal towards the 15th..

This is how Sava Bohinjka looked like on June 4th, Bohinjska Bela bridge;

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Weather prognosis for the coming end of the week, June 6-7th;

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New hot deals from the >>> www.Faunaflyshop.si <<<<    ALL SIMMS CAPS AND HATS GET A 20% DISCOUNT WHICH VALID TILL JUNE 8th! Get your preferable headgear before the stock runs out! 

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HOW TO CROSS THE BORDERS AND GO ON FLY FISHING IN SLOVENIA??

Very confusing news regarding this topic… as far as we know, this gets you in Slovenia easily:

  • Showing no fever or other signs of some flue when meeting the custom officers
  • Showing them some confirmation of either hotel, pension or BB that shows you have a valid booking at their place.
  • Austria, Hungary, Croatia less strict controls
  • Italian border – more strict control and a bit longer lines to wait – but if showing the above, they should let you in.

In Slovenia, with June 1st ALMOST ALL restrictions are already taken away and also larger hotels start to accept their guests. No more need to wear masks – unless you want to wear them yourself. Fly fishing is normally performing – as any years in the past. No restrictions.

Levels are in general FINE and NICELY fishable!

Fauna Fishing Lodge starts to operate normally with June 1st, make sure you do not wait too long with your booking if planning to come in late June – we are almost on 70% of our booking capacity by now!!

Water is very clear and bottom washed out – stock with some >>GOOD FLUOROCARBON<< – you will be needing it!

 

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Massive Hatches on all rivers!

Yesterday evening we have been roaming on the Sava Bohinjka river, seeking what is hatching at the moment.. At the end the hatch became so strong we could not distinguish any more what is the strongest family of the hatching insect! Caddis, Stone flies, Ephemeras, Spinners – all were there!

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Well, that said – but you have to tie only ONE fly on your leader! So you have to choose! Most persuading were Caddis imitations!  In particular this one:   https://www.faunaflyshop.si/suha-muha-orange-head-cadis.html

The strike was guaranteed as long as the fly float high on the surface. Once going submerged – fish ignored it! Saver of the situation:  https://www.faunaflyshop.si/prah-za-susenje-tmc-dry-shake-shimazaki.html

Since we are entering into June which is THE best dry fly fishing month – take advantage of the promotional discount in www.faunaflyshop.si  and stock your dry fly boxes!  COVID-15  coupon  shall be granting you 15% discount! TIGHT LINES!

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DIGGING GOLD – WITH THE DRY FLY!

As the opening of the Fauna Fly Store in Bled with JUNE 1st is getting closer and closer, I need to warm up a bit in fly fishing sport! Gladly accepted the invitation of our Friend and Guide Greg, to visit him on his home river – the Idrijca. Nevertheless Fish was feeding also on nymphs, we decided to spend most of the day using just – dry flies!! All you will see on the below gallery went on dry! While Greg was using smaller Ephemeras, I was betting my money on the rubber leg caddis – Sedges were hatching every hour or so, but Trout were taking them mostly all day long!

The key of lifting a Trout from the bottom was also the presentation! If not totally dry and on the very surface, fish did not show any interest for rising up! Shimazaki Dry Shake powder and TMC DRY Magic floatant were a must have yesterday for me..

Promotional discount of 15% in Faunaflyshop.si still lasts!  STOCK YOUR DRY flies to enter June as ready as you can! It is going to be a fantastic dry fly fishing month!!

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