Thursday, 2 July 2009

Slovenia-Idrijca comes good:

Prolonged spells of rain in Slovenia this year rendered many rivers high and coloured. Despite this the headwaters of a few streams remained fishable. Here, Slovenian ace Iztok Badalic gets amongst some feisty brown trout in the upper reaches of the Idrijca. Cooler than normal temperatures at this time of year certainly spurred on fly hatches and we were treated to evening after evening of Blue-Winged Olive spinner falls. Iztok takes the light line approach to extremes, often preferring a 1-weight outfit, he certainly gets his string pulled when hooking trout of this ilk.