Spring Fly Fishing Slovenia – Sava Bohinjka

Few weeks since the opening of the 2019 Fly Fishing season in Slovenia and we already have some nice catches to show! Despite the rainy week that is about to end now, Fly fisherman can find the levels of Slovenian rivers just fine! Well – at least most of them.. Sava Bohinjka, Soca, Idrijca, Radovna – all fine and all GO! for the Fly Fishing.. Sava Dolinka at the moment of this update white coloured, which also influences on the Big Sava Radovljica river – not quite optimal during the time of this update..

Weather forecast for the Easter end of the week – fine! Any one targeting the area of Bled for the fly fishing hide-out during the Easter – pack the bags!

Flies to recommend – the Hatch is still week.. at least on the rivers which are fed by the glacial waters like the Sava Bohinjka, Soca.. that does not mean Dry Fly is not working – it is, but small patterns of Emergers or even ants… hook sizes 20 more or less. On the contrary – very large dries can also trigger some reaction from the down under.. big parachutes oversized hackle – give them a chance too.. Nymphs – still small and down at the bottom..

Few images of the Sava Bohinjka taken on April 15th on the upper areas of the river..

Fly Fishing Guide taking a tour down to the Canyons of the Sava Bohinjka river – tracking down a wild Rainbow – beautiful male fighting all the way, video needed to be shorten since it would take around 20min to land this Trout! Very much of the respect to the Catch & Release – `Bow swam back unharmed and is growing in the strength right now!

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Fly Fishing activity slowly increasing, but the weather..

Moody April with it`s showers and colder wind periods keeping down the stronger activities of the fly fisherman & women :-) But there might be a problem if we only look and follow the weather forecast pages – they might show rain or drizzle, but in the real-life rivers can be nicely fishable! As an example, the video showing Sava Bohinjka river in her middle and lower areas – perfectly fishable.. weather forecast for today was showing 2/3 rain drops – nothing happened.. at least 2 fly fishing groups post-pone the visit due to rainy forecast.. at the end they should not have to.. BUT behold – tomorrow Thursday 11th will decide about end of the week being fishable or not: larger shipment of the rain on the way this evening-tomorrow if to believe the weather Man..

Stay in touch, if the levels will go up, we will be posting here on Friday Morning to update you for the last fishing plans modification.. Below also a lovely image of a visiting couple from the USA catching the “window of the opportunity” at the Sava a few days ago! See you the next year!

Early April 2019
Early April 2019

Today`s water level of the Sava Bohinjka river:

There are also some signs of fish being interest for the surface feeding! Smaller Trout and Graylin can already be tricked with some Dry Fly Flies while the bigger boys still nosing down the bottom more or less. Few more degrees in the water and bigger Trout will be up too!

Dry-fly-early from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

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Hidden fly fishing spots – Slovenia

Being a fly fisherman visiting a foreign country like Slovenia some times making you fish the hot spots, easy to find corners of the rivers, populated bridge areas etc.. It is fine in most cases. But when one wants to discover the so called “inner world” of the fly fishing core that Slovenia can offer, having a professional FLY FISHING GUIDE is almost a must have. The investment is always pay back with discovering beautiful places and meeting wild river born Trout or Grayling.. Fauna Fly Shop Bled is your reliable partner in getting best fly fishing Guides for more than 20 years – welcome to contact us any time :-)


Somewhere hidden from the masses
Somewhere hidden from the masses

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August arrived – Fly fishing challenging!

With the specifics of hot months like August, fly fishing needs to adapt in some way.. early morning waking up is a must if you want to land sth. larger either Trout or Brownie! they are out early in the morning when the levels are still fresh and the sun not out yet. Fauna fly shop will be advising you about the river choice and areas of the river which will enable you some better chances either if you fish dry fly only or both – dry and nymphs. feel free to contact us any time!

Early morning
Beauty Rainbow

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Visiting Sava Bohinjka in early July

July is here and for the big joy of the fly fisherman the levels of the rivers are still fine for nice dry fly fishing! Since the presence in the Faunaflyshop occupies me on most of the days, I can just make short visits to the nearby rivers, with the intention to check what is hatching and what not anymore :-) hope you enjoy the short video clip… stay tuned, more will follow soon!

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Latest water levels Sava Bohinjka

This questions rings in our phone all day long – but the answer is not an easy one.. at the moment Sava Bohinjka river is for some anglers fishable for the others still too strong in current. We can not be deciding for you either is ok for you or not. All we can do is to show you the river and tell you that the fly fisherman are already fishing it. At the same time, some are still waiting for the levels to drop.. in which group you fit? Trout and Graylings are active and feeding, hatches are following after every shower (those are frequent) but evenings yet not having the classic hatch moment.. this year the season is like 4 weeks behind the normal fly fishing calendar. Let me conclude like this: If you only fish with dry fly, than you will suffer a bit since the currents are strong and the dry flies get flashed away fast. If you will be following the happening on the river you might catch a hatch minutes but it might be griffins gnat, emergers or ephemeras on #10.. no rule yet. If you fish nymphs dries and some times streamer, than you are safe to come and you will be catching too, but have a rain protection with you..

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


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Fly fishing in Slovenia Welcome!

Fly Fishing in Slovenia has never been so close to you! Our Fly Fishing Team Slovenia which represents the Fauna Fishing Bled, extends a warm welcome to you. If you are in search of superb Grayling, Brown Trout, Marble Trout or a common Rainbow trout, fly fishing on crystal-clear Slovenian rivers like the Sava Bohinjka, the Radovna or the Soca and Idrijca, you have come to the right fly fishing page. Feel free to browse through all the information we offer. Fire your imagination and then pack your rods and come to Slovenia to experience fly fishing paradise for real! Should you need help, our Slovenian fly fishing guides will be happy to look after you and provide all you need for a fantastic day fly fishing for trout, grayling or marble trout! Do not hesitate and contact us with either fly fishing question you might be having.. Fauna Bled Fly Fishing team will do our most to provide you with a helpful reply as soon as possible! We look forward meeting you in person one day!


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Easter Fly Fishing forecast Slovenia (18. Apr, 2019) - Few more days before the prolonged Easter Fly Fishing weekend kicks in! In Slovenia it will be a fishable one! Weather forecast seems fine – if it lasts, water levels of most rivers are fine and nicely fishable. Average daily temperature rising and so does the dry fly activity. Grayling still in the spawning mode, [More...]

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