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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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: Fighting Monster Marbles

Here’s a cool, short video from some Slovenian anglers who call themselves “Nature Freakz.” (What, no umlaut?) Fishing some gorgeous mountain streams, they hook and land some. . .

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Video: Slovenia Fly-Fishing Vibes

Ever since I visited Slovenia in the summer of 2014, I have loved revisiting the Soca Valley through videos. This one was shot in and around the town of Tolmin, right on the river, southeast of. . .

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