With fly rod through the gorge Iški vintgar – Fly fishing in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

Hello …

in my photo report below I would like to introduce you to a little river I have visited so many times before, with fly fishing rod in my hand and  had a unique experience every time-in any season.

I am talking about the river Iška in proximity of Ljubljana that runs through the district managed by the fishing family Barje. My report shows only  photos of the gorge Iški vintgar in summertime: its picturesque settings and intact nature make it unforgettable. Crystal clear water that just wants you to drink it, marvelous pools and straits which hide timid little brown and rainbow trouts. But the surprises cannot be excluded: if you are patient enough, careful enough and  skilled enough the river can gift you with a fish of your dreams– as I have been rewarded with a male brown trout. You can see its picture at the end of the report.

For the perfect experience I recommend the use of short (8ft and shorter), light rod (#4 and less) as well as the use of thinner fishing lines (0,14 and less) because the watercourse itself and the fish in the river don’t allow the use of the heavier tools. But first of all do take your time to discover every hidden part of this secret jewel in peace.

 

Tight lines!

Fly fishing greetings. Uroš

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Uroš Kristan

I am founder and a professional fly-fishing guide at Urko Fishing Adventures, pro guide at Beulah Europe, professional guide for Slovenian waters, member and fishery guardien for the Fishing Club Vrhnika. I been fishing from a very young age an avid flyfisher, fly tier, photographer, ecologist and nature preserver. I love to fish for grayling and wilde native brown trout in small streams. »No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.« ~Heraclitus~

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