Although dry fly fishing topped our agenda the rural parts of Bosnia have a certain charm that encourages one to drop a gear and kickback. In fact compared with our hectic life in UK’s fast lane, life here ticks over pretty much at snail’s pace. Things like cattle strolling along a country lane are your only obstacle when heading to the river that or a farmer carting hay across shallow parts of a stream. Aside from timing your strike to connect with lightening fast grayling, our experience was perhaps best described as “relaxed”. Come our final day, I had the task of rounding up the troops for the flight home, not that easy when certain members seemed reluctant to leave...
~When in Bosnia, be prepared to share the river will all kinds of flora and fauna~
With dog in tow, a young farmhand negotiates the river on his way to collect hay
~Pedja our host (left) and Mita ace guide (right) made sure things ran smoothly on the ground. As ever, Mat Mchugh of Fly Odyssey did sterling work in putting the trip together, he’ll be finalising dates for our 2013 visit to Bosnia soon~