ENDING JULY WITH GOOD FLY FISHING,
July almost gone, this year it was a special one in a weather sense :-) often rain and storms keep the water level on normal level which makes fishing good. Strong sunny days will have to be on the river early since dry fly activity lasts till +- 10:00 hours .. after that small nymphs and sensitive strike detectors are working best! Hatch happens also during the day from time to time but its short.. evening hatch comes no sooner than 9pm so if you have an early dinner - no hatch for you :-) forecasts for early August are the same - hot mixing with showers.. for fly fishing this is a good combination!
SUMMER HOT - FLY FISHING GOOD!,
Hey there! Are you on the summer vacations? Yes? well, we aren`t haha.. doing fly fishing on the Sava Bohinjka and cool Radovna river! Levels dropped down from the normal to low, but still ok for fly fishing. Latest reports telling us that grayling goes for larger fly patterns too.. like the cadis on size 12.. but only in the faster parts of the river. Where the water calms down and you face some flats or slow stream - size 20 is what they take! Weekends, the river banks are quite busy from various scouts, sun seekers, nudist, etc, so try to come during the week time when things are a bit calming down. To conclude - yes, its hot out there but the fishing is all right!
SUMMER TIME FLY FISHING,
Deeper in July, weather can still surprise with a storm or a day of the rain, but in generally fly fishing condition on the Sava Bohinjka, Radovna and most of other Slovenian rivers is great! Writing this, we have a two days of fresh shower, temperature drop down to about 20 degrees, so some quiet moments on the river is to be expected.. Friday 15th and onward the weather turns back to hot summer like.. if you hit the rivers with a dry fly: make sure you have small patterns ready.. and 0,10mm tippet too! Fauna Fly Shop in Bled has prepared nice summer time dry fly series of various flies.. pop in and check out any time ;-)
FISHING ON THE SAVA BOHINJKA IS PERFECT,
FINALLY the snow melt water is gone and the Sava Bohinjka went down to normal summer time levels. All the areas of the river are now nicely accessible and dry fly fishing is possible all over the area.. weather still shows frequent local showers but in this time of the year that is a good thing if you are a dry fly fisherman: short rain triggers the hatch, while a long period of sun only would make things more hard.. we did not think that it will be a July when the news of this type will be posted hahaha!
CLEAR WATER SELECTIVE FISH,
Latest fly fishing news from the Sava Bohinjka river.. water is gin-clear but still having strong current. temperature of the river is some 4 degrees lower than normal by this time of the year, meaning hatch is low and bigger fish still prefer to feed on the bottom instead from the surface.. we are expecting things to change in a week or so when the levels drop down for another 5cm and temperature of the water climbs up for a few degrees.. in short words - fishing totally possible just dry fly fishing more demanding than usual.. stay in touch!