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The action of closing down most facilities in the country – not urgent to a daily life needs has been prolonged for another week – possibly until November 8th! Accommodations can not yet accept any new guests.. Shops like Fauna Flyfishing Bled can sell online only.. quite a nightmare especially when looking how nice November can be now these days out there on the rivers! Fishing is allowed but if you are a visiting fly fisherman – it needs to be a one day stand.. unless you sleep in your car on some unauthorised parking hah… nothing new to say at this moment regarding the covid and the general information.
We shall flyfish as much as we can and post some images for you guys – to help you bridge this “dry moments” while you could be here with us, enjoying November`s sun..
Here the latest Video from the Sava Bohinjka- Friday October 16th – Bled fishing club still suffers from strong current, upstream in the Institute and Bohinj a bit better. Saturday will have the 1st fisherman, while Sunday and Monday October 17,18 should be ok for the fly fishing in all 3 sectors of the Sava B. river.
Fauna fly shop in Bled opens daily at 8:30am – welcome to visit
www.faunaflyshop.si open 24/7 – welcome to visit too
Wednesday October 14th – out there on the Sava Bohinjka Bled fishing club;
The awesome year 2020 with the stup.covid situation decided to go in the history in style! Bringing 1st snow down on October 12th! While we should still be casting those dries at pleasant 18 degrees, we needed to put out winter closing instead and switch down to nymph and streamer..
Good news is, that this should be temporary messup and the situation with the weather and warmer temperatures should return in the second half of the month October. Hopefully. Since high mountains have snow now, rivers of the north-west Slovenia should be dropping fast and go clear possibly till the end of this week, October 18-19th. We shall be posting levels on Friday morning, welcome to visit.
Covid-situation: hm… we could say – a bit chaotic when it goes for crossing the borders with Slovenia: I had spoke with few flyfisherman from Italy and Austria – they told me nobody ask them nothing when they crossed the border. Others had to show covid-negative test not older than 2 days.. what we advise – if you go to fish for 1 day, maybe try your luck. But if it goes for a several day visit, make the test and make sure you will have your flyfishing tour a success..
With far less people than normal – you will have a lot of the comfort on the rivers, so is worth making the effort with the arrival.
Here some images of the October 12th – weird fishing weather but… fish were there
Fishing conditions on Monday September 28th are not nice… Rain and cold temperatures invaded west of the Slovenia.. and north as well.. strong river currents will prevent some reasonable fly fishing at least until Wednesday, the 30th.. keep in touch with the weather reports and plan your fly fishing trip more to the end of the week..
Saying that, FAUNA FLY SHOP in Bled will be temporary closed until October 2nd! For the weekend October 3,4 and onward we are back again! We would like to prepare well, get new stock and Rock `n roll into October`s fly fishing in a style!
Feel free to call us on our info phone +38641633147 if you need some specific info.
Here is the situation of the Sava Bohinjka on September 28th at the SELO bridge – Bled fishing club
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!
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!
Weather forcast for the rest of the week – BLED and the north-west part of the Slovenia.. (Soca, Radovna, Sava river fishing basin)
Some new items added to the Faunaflyshop.si recently – welcome to visit!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
New, fresh stock of the AQUASURE wader repair glue and some other minor SIMMS goodies to be found in the Fly Fishing accessories group!