Slovenia, Day Five: A Fantastic Finish


Matt Calderaro throws a nymph up into a canyon pool in search of a marble trout.
Photo by Sandy Hays

For our final day fishing with Matt Calderaro of Worldflyangler, we decided to go back to the small stream where we’d caught the first marble of the trip. It’s a stunning freestone stream at the. . .

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Slovenia Day Four: Into the Soča Canyon


Right off the bat, we were into fish. Look at that pose: just like on my hat.
All photos by Sandy Hays

We awoke this morning to driving rain in Kobarid, so we had a leisurely breakfast and I got some work done. When the weather broke, Matt arrived at our guest house, Pri B’Zjak, and we headed out for. . .

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Slovenia Day Three: Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?


Walking into the Soca River on a glorious morning outside Kobarid, Slovenia.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Today, we kept things close to home by fishing the Soca River just five minutes south of town. It’s a pretty big river, and the shocking blue color of the water is arresting. We parked Matt’s car and walked through some. . .

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Slovenia, Day One: Discovering the Monster Marble


Sandy Hays shows off the first fish of the trip, a rainbow that ate a small olive streamer.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Day One of our Slovenian adventure began with a leisurely breakfast and a discussion of how we wanted to get started discovering all the angling opportunities around the small town of Kobarid. Our host, . . .

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Follow Our Adventures in Slovenia All Week


Matt Calderaro (left) introduces us to his river this afternoon. Tomorrow, we fish it!
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’m writing this from Kobarid, Slovenia, where my buddy Sandy Hays and I arrived today to fish with Matt Calderaro of Worldflyangler. Matt is an old friend who used to be a rod-and-reel product. . .

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program. Each year representatives from each of these categories are nominated and ultimately one is chosen for the best of the year. These awards are based on. . .

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Check out the Nominees for the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


Recent Trout Bum of the Week Tim Linehan of Troy, Montana, was 2013 Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year.

For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s awards will be. . .

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