This year we have seen unbelievable amount of rain filling the Slovenian Alps rivers in May, which translated into most of them running normal even through the hottest days of August. Nothing to complain - as in recent decades we are seeing the trend of green winters coming and going - healthy water levels in summer brings joy to us.
June to October we were regularly bringing clients to these sacred waters. From the newcomers to the sport, to the proficient fly fisherman, we enjoyed a perfect dry fly and nymph sport.
True to be told, dry fly sport is focused mostly on sight fishing for native marble trout and Adriatic grayling, when the hatch is on. Most of the fishing though, is to be had lower in the water column, whether deep dredging the nymph with a classic indy approach or a trendy tight line nymphing game.
Due to a great fish density of Soca River and their tributaries, even a newcomer gets into fish rather quickly, making our (guide) work a breeze. But, there come days, when it takes time to put everything together. One of the reasons is per sure the fishing pressure and with it the higher attention level of fish. Especially in August, the takes may be lighting fast and have had many well-traveled clients scratching their heads, not believing the sudden movement of the indy really indicating the take. Half an hour later, they get into fish and all is well, but for real, even though you’ve got a number of fishes in these waters, don’t expect the fishing be easy… As they say, they got to be seeing (them) all.
For those of you having not yet seen the emerald blue waters of Soca river, we only say that much: » They have to be experienced to be believer! « The crystal clearness of the stream is such, that when you wade alone, please check the water depth first, before stepping into the stream. We have seen rather many times, first timers coming to the water, stepping inside only to find them filling their waders with cold water and trying to jump out ASAP. Even more times, we see people fishing the nymphs of non-adequate weight and therefore not presenting the fly into the fish feedin' zone. Nevertheless, most of people liking mountain rivers fly fishing, on their regular pilgrimage to Slovenia, put the Soca on their fly-fishing bucket list. » Why? «, guess you have not seen Soca in person, if you have to ask.
So, there is no reason to cut you out of this experience. Come and see for yourself - welcome!
Go Fly Fishing Slovenia team