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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Photos: Sisters on the Water and a Father’s Pride

Written by: Matthew Calderaro,  Soca Cowboy


Sophia (left) shows off a fine rainbow, netted by her sister, Michaela.
Photos by Matthew Calderaro

As a father, you can only dream your children will follow in your footsteps and love the things you love. In my house, fly fishing is not a hobby. It is my life, it is my business, and it is my identity. . . .

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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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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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