Hosted Trip: Fly Water Slovenia with Max Salzburg
Max Salzburg
November 9, 2020
Fly Water Slovenia 

You are invited to join Fly Water Travel's Max Salzburg to the remarkable country of Slovenia to experience one of the best destinations in Europe to chase trout on the fly. The tiny nation of Slovenia - which borders Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary - showcases the grandeur of the Swiss Alps, the quaint charm of Tuscany's wine country, and crystal-clear trout streams that rival New Zealand's finest. Here, anglers target indigenous marble trout and grayling, as well as brown and rainbow trout. Much of the angling is done while sight-fishing, providing an exhilarating challenge while on the water. Moreover, this small, exceedingly safe country of 2 million people is among the most progressive, well-educated and greenest in the European Union, where the majority of the population speak impeccable English. Slovenia is not only a mecca for fly fishers but also for foodies, wine enthusiasts, cyclists, boaters, hikers, skiers, and climbers alike. The itinerary below has been designed for the serious angler, and showcases the finest trout rivers Slovenia has to offer.

Slovenia was recently named best holiday destination for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler. Click HERE to read more.

September 4th - September 10th, 2021

Available Spots:  6

$6800 per person based on double occupancy / shared guiding
$7270 per person based on single occupancy / shared guiding

Included: Meals and accommodations as per itinerary, limited beer and wine, all in country transportation, all guided activities, fishing licenses, tourist tax, waders, boots, rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle

Not Included: International airfare and airport taxes, meals and wine pairings not listed on the itinerary, gratuities


September 4th, 2021: Arrival Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Upon arrival to Ljubljana, guests are met by a representative and transferred to the Soča Valley. Guests settle into their hotel in Bovec, and enjoy a welcome dinner with the Slovenian angling guides.

Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Mangart – Bovec

September 5th, 2021: Upper Soča and tributaries
A guided day of fishing on the emerald blue waters of the upper Soča River. The river is populated by the indigenous marble trout, brown trout, and the Soča grayling.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Mangart – Bovec

September 6th,2021: Tolminka
In the morning, guests depart for the alpine waters of the Tolmin region and fish on a variety of smaller tributaries of Soča and the main Tolminka river.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Zelic Farm or similar

September 7th, 2021: Idrijca River
After breakfast, guests transfer to the trophy section of the River Idrijca. The Idrijca is a challenging and prolific marble and brown trout fishery that also holds rainbow trout and grayling. Here, guests need to bring their A-game, but the rewards can be shots at large, wild fish.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Zelinc Farm or similar

September 8th, 2021: Unica River 
On day five, guests fish the most renowned chalk stream in Slovenia, the Unica. The Unica is dry fly heaven for grayling and brown trout.  After fishing guests transfer to the Savinja Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Planinka, Ljubno ob Savinji

September 9th, 2021: Savinja Valley
The upper Savinja's deep pools, riffles and pockets hold brown trout and grayling but further downstream the river holds trophy rainbow trout and huchen. After fishing, guests continue to Ljubljana where they can explore the charming streets of the capital on their own followed by a farewell dinner with the guides.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Galerija, Ljubljana

September 10th, 2021: Depart Slovenia
After a late breakfast, guests are transferred to Ljubljana airport for their next adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Destination Manager

Max Salzburg

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