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Fly fishing news are back in July!

Dear all fly fishing fans, true – we kept you off the news for a few weeks – sorry for doing that! Nothing new in fact was going on by the Sava Bohinjka, weeks and weeks or steady fly fishing condition, trout were landed, grayling as well, hatches late evening-night almost during the day small nymphs or streamers – that is it what has been happening in the last 3 weeks.

Sava Bohinjka fishing July 2019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Hence onward we are getting into the real summer with the typical summer conditions – and here is where the Fauna fishing news steps in again;

  • Summer brought a lot of folks on the river banks doing all kind of different things out there.. Keep in mind that very early morning 06am till lets say 10-11am you will have all of the river for yourself, while from 11is till 18th better keep away or seek for remote corners or you will be embraced by the BBQ families, kids throwing stones, half nude woman (that we allow) and other distracting factors..
  • The upper areas of the Sava Bohinjka – namely fishing club Bohinj suffers a lot from the kayak, boat, sup etc river traffic while having also the lowest levels of all 3 fishing clubs.. not saying you should not go there to fly fish but if so – read the above line.
  • Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka doing well, levels fine and temperature of the river still cold enough to give the fish some fighting power.. positive feedback we receive on a daily basis!
  • Bled fishing part of the Sava Bohinjka – doing fine as well. Not many anglers on the river but during the day proximity of a tourist town Bled brings some international visitors in different forms and brain capacities – top-less females we tolerate. Again – 06am be on the river if possible..
  • Sava Dolinka finally getting in shape after all the spring she suffered snow melt or rain levels.. the one seeking a true robinson fishing – take the Sava Dolinka.
  • Big Sava river – getting more and more interesting target while the levels of the Bohinjka slowly dropping and the Sava Dolinka getting clearer.. keep your radar on that one too!
  • Krka river – low and grass growing up
  • Unica river – fine but early morning and late afternoon
  • Radovna river – great, with enough level, NO BOAT traffic, NO swimmers and few anglers/day only. Always fresh breeze in that valley – surely a place to be if you are a fly fisherman visiting in July..

Flies to use during this period….

going dry fly than midge is a must during the day, small gnats, micro red-tags grizzly colored etc… Streamer works as well.. olive, white are dominant colours these days… nymphs no larger than #16 reducing the shine to minimum if possible. Fluorocarbon 6X even 7X is a must. Load it in the Fauna fly shop – we always keep a fresh stock!

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Weather fishing wizard saying

July is quite fresh comparing with the previous years – good for fishing we must say! More active fish and a bit less swimmers in the river.. But the storms are behind every corner if we may say so – light rain shelter jacked must be close all the time. Overall the weather is supportive for the fly fishing purposes and tours. Easily you can plan a day or two if you want..

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Storm and opaq water colors Sava Bohinjka

Huuh.. yesterday Tuesday afternoon we have had a propper shower in the nord-west Slovenia! Several rivers jumped up and turned into a hot chocolate! But today, Wednesday morning, drama is over and the situation is getting back to normal.. Sava Bohinjka in the Bled and Institute part will be semi-clear during today, while up in the Bohinj area will turn normal colored already during the day.. Consider that this shower did not add to lowering the levels of the Sava Bohinjka which will keep the strong currents trend that is lasting since the early June when the sun triggered a bit of the snow melt.. But overall – fishing conditons can be declared NORMAL from tomorrow onward. Weather till Sunday seems jolly good!! Radovna river – fine, clear just stronger current. Idrijca river – fine, Soca a bit opaque due to yesterdays storm.. we will be in touch later today or tomorrow morning with more video of the upper areas…

Fishing news June 12th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

One of the more effective ways of the fly fishing in the latest weeks;

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Fly Fishing Slovenia – be aware higher levels!

We expected some rain to fall – but quite a lot of it fall down – boosting up most of the river levels in north-west Slovenia! Sava Bohinjka, Radovna, Sava Dolinka, Soca, Idrijca having high levels and opaque water colour… the video is from the Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka river.. Hints and tips:

  • Seek for a smaller type of the rivers like Lepena, Lipnika, Baca, Trebuscica etc..
  • Call us in the Fauna fly shop if you are not sure what to do with your fly fishing plans or you are already on the area of Slovenia.. we might be having a fishing solution for you!
  • Monitor the weather forecast for the next days and when you see the sun is out – add 2 days which is usually enough for the levels to drop down on “almost normal”
  • Stay with us and follow this page since we will upload GO! news for the fly fishing as soon as we will be able to declare the levels normal again.

Weather forecast for the next days:

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Latest video from the Sava Bohinjka river – actual levels found on April 24th at 14:30 hours – double bridge area of the Institute fishing beat..

 

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Fly Fishing Slovenia, March 2019

As the main fly fishing season in Slovenia kicks-in now, with April 1st, impatient ones already roaming the river Sava in March! Regardless colder water there are signs for action! Except larger Trout which is still in the spawning mood – ignoring the food that passes by, medium sized Trout already feeds nicely! Mostly on nymphs and bottom food, hatch still week or none.. This winter Slovenia has been poor with snow – meaning that the snow-run waters will be lasting only a short while.. weather seems to be fine, pack the rods and plan your fly fishing trip! Early season – less anglers and less careful fish!

First visiting Fly Fisherman arriving to Bled, Guided trip below was a success, more than handful Trout landed during the fly fishing day and in the afternoon a crown jewel Grayling of a massive weight grab the nymph – a perfect day we might call it!

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October should land some larger Trout!

While most of the fly fisherman already put the fly rods in the corner, experts getting prepared for the last rounds of the season`s hunt! Larger fish is on the move and every angler seeking opportunity to land some should not stay at home now! Focus is on the larger rivers like Sava and Sava Dolinka, which during the spring and summer show stronger levels and hard to access areas. Fauna fly shop helps you out with your solo tours or provides skilled Guides to go along with ya.. do not hesitate to contact us any time..

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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
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Summer fly fishing postcard – Bled Slovenia

While several of you on the beaches of the Mediterranean sea, Croatia, Italy etc, some of us keep on cast the lines! Hot days true, but with some insight knowledge of the Fauna fly shop Bled, one can easily find lots of the shadow, fresh water and active Trout! Sharing a short video clip before we go to film some longer or specific fishing clips in the days to follow… keep staying in touch, we are glad to see you with us!

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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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Spring fly fishing finally here!

Few shots and fishing moments from one of our Guided tours on the Sava Bohinjka river – Slovenia.. Gin-clear waters, green nature, skilled Guide and active Trout is a warranty for just a fantastic fly fishing day out  there! Most of what you see was caught on a dry fly and on sight! The very peak of a fly fishing satisfaction – correct me if I am wrong?  :-)

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