There is tremendous diversity in terrain and rivers in Slovenia. We can (and will!) change regions and rivers during the fishing day in order to give you the best opportunities to fish. With an abundance of alpine, limestone, and lake waters within a one-hour drive from each other, fly fishermen have a great opportunity for good fly fishing conditions practically every day of the season.
In the northern/alpine region, the streams and rivers are cold all year long. During the Summer, dry fly action works practically all day, not just during mornings and evenings as is typical elsewhere. The central and southern region of Slovenia has limestone (Karst) rivers that are much slower and rich with food. These slower running waters have banks covered with vegetation, and meander through grass fields. Even though wading is easier, fishing there requires different approach with spooky and faster growing fish. Some people will call it a classical ‘chalk stream’ or ‘spring creek’ approach.
There are few rivers that are some kind of combination of both of these types, which makes them even more interesting. Needless to say, alpine streams are highly dependable and responsive to precipitation, while the limestone waters offer a comfortable buffer time of 24-36 hours. This buffer time or ‘delay’ is very important, because it means that usual short rainy periods usually do not ruin fishing plans.
Shallow gravel stretches, small and big rocks, deep pools – this river has it all! It's abundant with Brown Trout, Marble Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Slovenian Grayling
Famed for its prolific hatches of many species, evening is the best time for catching the largest trout. Wading here is tricky, but the effort is well worth it!
A typical alpine stream with cold water throughout the year. Best for good brown trout and very large rainbows that will put your angler skills to the test.
Home to a large population of cold-water fish, this river offers a variety of waters that will keep both beginner and expert fly fishermen entertained.
The Soča’s beautiful waters are full of marble trout, rainbow trout and the Soča grayling. Each season, trophy-sized fish of several kilos are caught here.
One of the most beautiful limestone streams in Europe with varying depths & terrain. The trout of the Unica are among the most beautiful in Slovenia!
Generally, the fishing gear needed is a usual trout setup, to include waders, rod, reel, vest, waterproof jacket, flies and normal accessories. Given the magnificent clarity of the alpine waters, it is good to have natural colored clothes and gear.
Many of our guests prefer to bring their own rod & reel. The rod weight and length is mainly a matter of personal preference, according your preferred technique. We will have recommendations for your specific trip itinerary. More rods for different occasions can be used, but is not really necessary. We suggest a four piece, medium action rod, 8 foot 6 inches long for a 4-weight line. Up or down one line weight doesn't make much difference and it's again a matter of individual's preference. Breathable waders are an excellent good choice as well.
We can supply the full complement of gear needed for your expedition.