Video: Slovenia’s Glorious Soca Valley

This is a glorious video shot on the waters of Slovenian's Soca Valley, including some of the smaller tributaries. The crystal-clear water allows for incredible sight-fishing opportunities, and the scenes of big trout taking flies will . . .

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Video: Hang Tight in Slovenia

Here's a great trailer for an upcoming film--from Brothers on the Fly, a German/Swedish filmmaking team, and Matt Calderaro of Soca Cowboy--about one man's Quixotic quest to catch a marble . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Losing My Marbles in Slovenia


My largest marble trout of the trip, caught in the Soča Canyon, put up a great fight.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The email from my friend in Slovenia, Matt Calderaro, had a pretty humdrum subject line: “to bring.” But when I opened the email, I had to read it a couple times before I fully. . .

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Classic Photos: A New “Exotic” European Destination?

Written by: Vito Rubino, Fly Fishing Specialist at Orvis UK


The Italian Alps offer spectacular scenery, gorgeous rivers, and a variety of target species.
Photos by Vito Rubino

I like to think that, in a couple of years, Italy will be the "new Slovenia." Here we are talking about the Alps in in the Trentino region--in the far north of the country--where you can catch marble . . .

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Classic Video: Reelgirl Wins Some, Loses Some in Slovenia

We’ve posted several videos from Lotte Aulom—a.k.a. the Reelgirl—a Norwegian angler who hosts her own fly fishing blog. In this production, she fishes in Slovenia's Soča Valley, where she. . .

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Trip Report and Photos: A Second Chance in Slovenia

Written by: Oliver Streuli, The International Hobbyist


The author's first marble trout was the whole reason for the return to Slovenia.
Photos courtesy Oliver Streuli

It's hard to believe how quickly time passes, but for our 7th annual fishing trip this year, Mark and I decided to revisit Slovenia. We had a great time last year, but we wanted another chance at. . .

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Video: The Emerald Kingdom of Slovenia

Here's a gorgeous video from the traveling anglers of Spain's O2Natos, in which they fish several rivers and streams in the Soča Valley of western Slovenia. (It's pronounced sō-cha.) In the. . .

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Photo of the Day: Magic Marble


Caught from a stream only about fifteen feet across, this marble took a gray nymph tied on a jig hook.
Photo by Sandy Hays
When I was in Slovenia in June 2104, we fished a small mountain stream that is a tributary of the Idrijca River. The marble trout from this stream looked markedly different from those we. . .

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