I had the pleasure of fishing with Uros mid March this year. First and foremost, he was transparent with me that it was early in the season and not all options were available yet (species or rivers). His outfit caters to one's specific needs / desires. He realized that I liked to fish hard and even asked me if I was willing to skip lunch, which I took him up on.
Uros picked me up at the airport, took care of the driving, permits, and made it a relaxing trip. His knowledge of the rivers, his friendliness with locals, and his laser vision are his best qualities. Uros taught me how to French nymph and we ended up alternating fishing pools traditionally vs French style nymphing. Uros' view of nature, his passion to put you on fish, his patience, and his sense of humor made it a blast. I could not have asked for a better companion, guide or friend regardless of the time of year (we took fish on dry flies in mid March). Slovenia is a unique, beautiful place and in the end - the guy is fishy!
I fished with Uros on river Soca two weeks ago and I'm still buzzing of excitement. The whole experience was above my expectation! Breathtaking views, crystal clear water, 8 beautiful rainbows in my net and of course Uros who made it all possible. Since the first contact with him by email I was very impressed with his professionalism and thoughtfulness. I'm still new to Fly fishing and had lots of questions and worries as a beginner. Uros was always prompt replying my numerous emails and made me trust him before going on water.
I wish I booked more days to fish with Uros and learn from him. He has an eye of an eagle while spotting the fish and when he does his instructions to get it were spot on. He gave me plenty of time to fish independently and enjoy
moments of tranquil interaction with water.
I will definitely come back to explore Slovenian waters with Uros.
A friend my little son of 8 and me fished with Uros for two days during June.
It was an excellent experience, since Uros is a very friendly and professional person. We always felt taken care of and were shown great spots in the rivers we fished. despite many fishermen being on the river we never saw them, which I reckon to be quite an achievement.
Uros always instructed us about the options we had for fishing, what we were to expect at the rivers and if that matched our expectations and skills.
I am sure I can speak for my travel companions too, when I am saying Uros is a super guide, very enjoyable to be around and great companion on and off the river. Next year again!!!!
We fished with Uros for two days in June on river Unica and Sava Bohinka. It was a wonderful fishing weekend which I highly recommend. It was great fishing and Uros has organized everything perfectly. And most importantly, Uros is great company and we just had a wonderful time on the river with him. Two things that really stand out:
1) Uros has explained pros/cons of each of the rivers before we went fishing so that we could make a decision on where to go. And his description was spot-on. I think this is a very important quality in a good guide.
2) Uros is great company and I very much enjoyed our conversations during the weekend. He kept all members of our group busy and engaged for the whole time!
All in all a really great experience that I can highly recommend.
I spent 3 days with Uros in early June. had an excellent time, and benefitted from his abundent knowledge of the rivers we fished
Am going again. flights booked :-)
A fishing buddy & I had heard about Urko Fishing Adventures and its proprietor, Uros Kristan, through another fishing friend and I was immediately intrigued whether it really could be as good fishing as he suggested? So we decided to give it a try and duly booked flights to Slovenia at the start of June 2016.
We were greeted at the airport by Uros and straightaway felt at ease. After a short drive to the hotel to drop our bags off we set off for the evening rise and the magical crystal clear rivers of Slovenia. We fished hard for 3 days on 5 different rivers and had an absolute blast catching a good number of fit, healthy, hard fighting fish.
Uros' guiding skills are superb, with an unnatural skill to spot fish at a glance as well as a great knowledge of the history of Slovenia. Nothing was too much trouble whether it was rescuing a snagged fly in a bush or arranging for a restaurant to stay open in the evening so we could make the most of an explosive evening rise.
We caught mostly Grayling which we both love to catch - in fact my personal best Grayling was caught in Slovenia on the pretty little river Bistra - a good 45cm beauty, sight fished on a dry fly; the ultimate test of skills. But with skill and a bit of luck you could easily be hooked up with 30" Brown Trout, Chub or 60" Danube Salmon. We had no issue with Uros fishing along side us on occasion, and we witnessed him land a 7lb Chub from the smallest of channels using a French Leader technique. Awesome fish!
We dined well in a good mixture of local restaurants and slept happy in the lovely Bistra Guesthouse hotel - all organised perfectly by Uros.
So after all this, would I recommend it? Well, put it this way, I have just booked a 4 day return visit as soon as I got back to the UK in September this year to chase big Marble Trout on alpine rivers.
I am looking a flights for Spring 2017 too.
So, if you like to fish in crystal gin clear rivers in unspoilt countryside for healthy hard fighting fish without it costing an arm and a leg, give Uros a shout and let him make your fishy dreams come true!
Seriously, it really is THAT good!
On 28 May I had the luck and pleasure to go back to "my" Isonzo, right where its springs are, in Slovenia, and its local name is Soča.
The additional privilege I had was to be guided by Uroš Kristan.
He took me to discover the beauties of the Lepena and the Koritnica, two early tributaries to the Soča, which have peculiar characteristics and hide unique treasures.
I enjoyed every second of that day, from the early morning sight of stonefly hatches seducing numerous marble and rainbow trouts, to a young deer, quietly crossing the Lepena only 20m away from us, to the unique landscapes that the Slovenian nature offered us.
Uroš does have an inch-by-inch knowledge of each of these fantastic streams and it was just amazing to realise how his predictions of invisible trouts being present in certain spots were precisely correct - I did have a great surprise when a good sized marble appeared out of nowhere, right where he suggested me to cast!
The day went by so fast, and so pleasantly, that we agreed to meet again, very soon, for 2 new adventures, as soon as I am back in the area: the first one shall be Soča, the first river I fished, as a child, and the 2nd should be Unica. I can't wait for that!
I am expecting another extraordinary memory, because that is what you get with Uroš - competence, patience, love for Nature and all the presents it brings to us - all in all, fulfilling fun!
This was an absolute dream trip. In Slovenia's stunning landscapes we had a fantastic variety of challenges from alpine streams to dry fly. Uros and Marco were extremely enthusiastic, professional, focused on our every need and understanding when we were slow to learn new techniques. Hard to think of how to improve it so we will just have to come back.
I spent a long weekend in Slovenia in mid April 2016. I was aware it was early in the season so wasn't expecting loads of fish. True to form we had some tough days (mid May is the time apparently) but I cannot fault Uros as a guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable about fly fishing in Slovenia and the country in general. The drives to the rivers were an education in themselves!
He consistently put me in amongst fish. He was open, great company and had so many useful tips that i have taken into my fishing in general. The day i returned i went on my local river in the UK - used some of the methods Uros had showed me - and finally landed a 2lbs Grayling. I would say fishing in Slovenia is a must for anyone who loves fly fishing. And Uros is a great person to show you where and how.
Professional guiding for fly fisherman, guides know what they are doing, and how to work with guests on the best rivers in Europa.
A man with great passion for the rivers, fish and flyfishing, that is transmitable with ease to all going on a fishing trip with him.
It was hard to leave Slovenia behind when flying back home. Slovenia is a "must visit" place, with an unique scenario, crowded with monster fish (seeing is easy, fooling them is another thing) and pleasant people. It is really impressive the assortment of different fish and fishing you may have. Uros was able to show me all that in three days. He became "symbiotic" with the environment and has hawk eyes for spotting fish. This great companion is really gonna put you in to fish!
One advice: Three days isn't enough!
When I decided for pike on fly, I already knew I have to take a guide that will know the water and pikes. I've been following UrkoFishingAdventures from start and based on the reviews and their team being true soul-fishermen and legends of Slovenian fishing, I had no doubt about who to call for pikes of Ljubljanica. Uros arranged everything and Marko was my guide on Ljubljanica, where Fishing club Vrhnika manages an incredibly rich and "jungle" like part of this river. Marko explained to me everything about the behaviours of pike and best approaches to cast to them, manoeuvre the fly etc. Before I arrived he gave me tips on the equipment and fly patterns. And he kept me posted on water conditions 3 days before, he was really pumping my motivation:) I really enjoyed Marko's company, he truly knows his "home". Highly recommended for pike fishing. And he loves fishing danube salmon even more, so he gotta be even more knowledgeable with that fish.
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I spent a week being guided by both Uros and Marko and i can honestly say it was one of the best weeks fishing i have ever had. The mix of both fantastic scenery and out of this world fishing is something i would implore any angler to try. Both Uros and Marko are the nicest guys you could wish to meet and their knowledge of the waters and fish behaviour is incredible. I can't rate Urko fishing adventures more highly. Fantastic
Fishing from a very young age seems to have left some permanent "damage" on Uroš, as I personally do not know anyone that can spot a fish better or faster than him. His passion for fly fishing is contagious (I myself am proof of that), his self tied flies are always effective and his positive attitude coupled with his chatty personality make any dealing with him most enjoyable.
I as his brother can guarantee you that If you choose him as your guide, he will most surly not disappoint!
A friend and I hired Uros as our guide on the Unica river in Slovenia. Uros is exceptionally knowledgeable, very patient and can spot a fish from a mile away! We caught large grayling, browns and rainbows from three different rivers in a single day, what more could you ask for?!
his fly box was invaluable, his own tied flies are designed specifically for these areas and situations and caught most of our fish that day.
huge thanks to uros - highly recommended!
I strongly recommend!