|The Idrijca River, very beautiful and full of trout|
I’ve been fairly busy lately which has kept me from updating the blog. To make up for it, I have an interesting fishing report which takes me far away from the usual New England streams. A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go fly fishing in Slovenia. It was a beautiful river, and an experience I’ll never forget.
While this wasn’t specifically a trout fishing trip, I managed to fit in a few hours of fly fishing while on our way from Tolmin, Slovenia to Lake Bled. Of course, right?
|Check out that rod bend!|
Shortly after Anna’s trout, I caught a rainbow which jumped 3 or 4 times and shook off. I was amazed at how energetic many of the trout were. A few casts later with a streamer, and I was able to bring one to the net. I briefly held the trout, put it into the water to revive it a bit, and it shot off like a rocket. It clearly didn’t need my help, and goes to show how trout thrive in Slovenia’s crystal clear streams.
|One of the rainbows|
By the end of our three hour trip, we had brought about 6 or 7 trout to the net, lost a few, and had a lot of fun enjoying the scenery and talking with our guide. Honestly, you can’t completely capture the beauty of Slovenia’s rivers, but below I’ve posted a few photos in which I tried my best. If you ever have a chance to go fly fishing in Slovenia, I highly recommend it. Feel free to reach out to my contact details in the About section if you want more info on traveling/fly fishing in Slovenia.