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USA Ambassador visiting us and the Sava Bohinjka river!

A very nice and exclusive visit happened last week.. on a nice September`s day, the Ambassador of the United States of America, her Excellency Ms. Lynda Blanchard decided trying her skills as a Fly Fisher! Choosing us, to give her a bit of the support out there on the Sava Bohinjka river! Sure, happy to do that!  :-)

The day was like perfect and regardless some wind, the Ambassador managed to land some Trout! Showed a good deal of the passion and pristine interest for the Fly fishing, we were getting a strong feedback to keep on doing what we do for the last 30 years – support everybody who want to meet the Slovenian rivers and fish that live in them – responsibly and with a fly rod in their hands! Ambassador Blanchard – Looking forward meeting you again!

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Nice September for some Dryfly fishing!

Luckily we can post that the fly fishing conditions entering the second half of the September month are still good! Most of the rivers in Slovenia are at their optimal or low levels. Sava Dolinka tends to be white, even in the upper areas above the Moste Dam.. that effects also a bit the Sava river from the confluence down. We believe that the Sava Dolinka might clear out in the last week of the September – just perfect to plan some Grayling trips!

If you meet the hatch on the rivers these days – it is going to be a challenge.. small chironomidaes, tiny emergers, small ants.. leaders 7X are obligatory. If you happen to meet a larger trout not too deep down, you might as well present a big dry fly.. like the Stimulator or so.. 3/5 attempts they will go for it! But you do not want to mess up the strike – Only once you get the bait usually. Than fish loose their interest..

Faunaflyshop Bled opens daily at 08am to help you out with some advice about where to go and what areas to fly fish.. September is a popular FF month and there are several German groups of the fly fisherman on the area of Bled in these days so make sure you consult with us regarding the less busy areas and rivers. Looking forward meeting you!

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Beautiful Adriatic Grayling

Flyfishing into week September 7-13th

As you can see on the video below – weather a bit rainy this morning September 7th.. but remarkably the levels still down and almost on perfect! If to believe the weather forecast, the rain shall stop around noon time and the rest of the week should be NICE for the fly fishing activities!

Sava Bohinjka September 7th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Weather forcast for the rest of the week – BLED and the north-west part of the Slovenia.. (Soca, Radovna, Sava river fishing basin)

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Some new items added to the Faunaflyshop.si recently – welcome to visit!

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SEPTEMBER FlyFishing Starts now!

Hi back into September`s fly fishing in Slovenia! Hot and crowded August is gone, showers chased away the swimmers from the rivers which now belong back to us, fly fisherman! At the moment of this fly fishing update, Sava Bohinjka is still having strong current, also Soca, while tributaries and smaller rivers like the Radovna river are almost good to go! To get some optimal levels on them, you will need to wait for Thursday or better Friday, Sept. 4th.. Weekend of September 5-6 will see most of the rivers having back their normal levels.. Unica should be also optimal for this end of the week..

Weather wizard saying:  this should be optimal for the Fly Fishing .. some T-showers possible today and tomorrow, but for the end of the week – fine!

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Autumn has always been the best time of the fly fishing season to target larger trout! During the warm days, they might even come to the surface to snatch a beetle or ant imitation! Keep your leaders thin and invisible and you might stand a good chance for their strike!

Stock your dry flies for the grand finale of September and October! Don`t forget for some reliable Fluorocarbon lines too!

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August Fly Fishing – all good!

Marching towards the middle of the August month – and on the rivers still good fly fishing conditions! Mostly all rivers you might be after – Sava Bohinjka, Soca, Radovna, Sava, Savinja, Unica are having normal summer levels which in 2020 are in fact not low due to several stormy days in the beginning of the month. There is of course some summer action on the rivers like water sports, kayak guys etc, but not that many since the COVID situation has reduced the tourism in general. If you go on your Fly fishing day early in the morning and return by 11am hitting the river again after 17pm – you did most favour for yourself..

Weather forecast is for now ok – but local storms can be expected almost every few days..

I will go on a summer break this Friday the 15th, returning back to the Fly shop with September 1st. In between, Fauna fly shop in Bled will be operating on a SHORTER OPENING HOURS, CALL THE PHONE BELOW TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN AT THE TIME OF YOUR VISIT!

Assumption day opening hours AUGUST 15th and Sunday AUGUST 16th 9:30 – 10:30am only.

Fauna fly shop cell ph.: +38641633147

Take care, we will be posting here with Sept. 1st again

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Rivers nicely fishable

Rivers Sava Bohinjka, Radovna, Sava, Soca, Idrijca and Unica are now having nice fishable levels and your plans for fly fishing during this end of the week August 8,9 and into the following week can be considered SAFE! Weather is nice and sunny with daily temperatures around 30 degrees.

ALL GOOD!

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Recent storms are over, Sava Bohinjka recovering in few days!

What a hectic weather we have had in the recent few days – October like one could say! Massive storms chilled down the summer heat and pushed the levels of the north-west rivers of Slovenia high and white! Well, the good news is, that the drama is over, and hence onward the weather should go back to “normal”, touching 30 degrees during Saturday and Sunday August 8,9.

We expect that first attempts of some reasonable fly fishing will be happening tomorrow, August 6th on the very upper areas of the Sava Bohinjka (Bohinj fishing club) and maybe on the Radovna river – for the fly fisherman who can handle the stronger river currents of the Radovna..

Unica river could be a good target too, since the last week super low levels did not enable some active fly fishing down there.. the river now went up to the perfect levels in will probably be a good hide out for Thursday and Friday respectively. But keep an eye on the Unica, since she has different characteristic of rising the levels than other rivers: since sourcing from the underground cave systems, levels arrive a day or two after the rain has stopped.. Makes sense to call us to the Faunaflyshop for latest info if you would be heading down there..

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Storms are gone, rivers back in good shape!

Luckily the storms that were passing the last night didn`t cause too much of the damage on the water levels! Sava Bohinjka and Radovna are almost on the normal.. stronger in current but in the process of dropping down and the river should be on the normal situation during Sunday 26 onward.. Also the weather for the coming week seems to be ok – for the fly fishing. Not for sun seeking since there might be some showers again.

Staying in touch, check the summer flies at the www.faunaflyshop.si 

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July Fly Fishing staying fresh and active!

Kind-a special July 2020 – as the whole year being very particular – showers and storms keep the temperatures on the rivers at the normal degrees. No super hot heat waves like in 2019, levels of most Slovenian rivers remaining low but fishable. Unica dropped below 40cm level which might mean very selective feeding of Grayling.. the rest of the major rivers like Sava Bohinjka, Soca, Idrijca, Radovna etc. will prefer smaller patterns, darker in general and of most importance – 7X tippet material! No wonder fly will do any good if you gonna attach it on a 4X tippet material hah!

Weather forecast for the coming week:

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www.Faunaflyshop.si     news:

New, fresh stock of the AQUASURE wader repair glue and some other minor SIMMS goodies to be found in the Fly Fishing accessories group!

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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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