This is a great “FLY ONLY” strech for grayling lovers! You’ve probably heard about famous Balkans graylings and beautiful rivers. Well, that’s it – First few kilometers of natural tailwater river of Lim is #1 in Montenegro and one of the best in the Balkans!
The river is almost always clear in this part, because it comes from natural trout-lake. So, the risk of non-fishable-muddy-water is at the minimum! It is FLY ONLY NO KILL area with numerous of quiet pools, shallow riffles and so many grayling-spots and big, strong and fat fish.
It is very important to know that this strech is excellent for dry fly enthusisats, but also perfect fot nymphists!
River is highly approachable to every single spot and banks are just flat meadows with lot of paths.
In other words – GRAYLING PARADISE with every single summer day very good for fly fishing!
Just a pleasure to be a guide or flyfisher an the river Lim, in Plav!
Also, you will enjoy very good accommodation and restaurants with extremely good prices/quality ratio!
So, if you love ff for grayling, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I guarantee a good time!
It was awesome fly fishing summer 2014. in Plav!
Fly fishing for huchen, grayling, trout, chub, pike, nase…it was like a dream…
I will not waste words – Let’s just take a look at the short gallery!
Another one taken on dry fly!
Fly Fishing for Pike from a Boat Lake Plav Montenegro
Brown Trout River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing
See you in 2015.!
Ivan Randjelovic IFFF Guide Association member & IFFF Fly Casting Instructor, Contact: email@example.com
This is widespread and abundant spring-time sedge from running waters. It hatches on the open water. Huge swarms can be seen above the high and mid altitude rivers. Waterside bushes and bridges can be buried with grannoms.
Length of the wings can vary between 6 to 11 millimeters. The body is grayish with green or brown tone. Characteristically, the female has a pouch with green eggs on the abdomen, which will lay walking under water.
The Loud Attacker
It’s a fish that makes you really excited. When this predator attacks small fish, it looks like the two crocodiles are fighting on the water surface.
There are other predator-fish in Europe, but none of these can compare to the only cyprinid-fish-eater. Huchen, pike, wels, trout…they are too quiet, slow and unattractive attackers compares to asp.
“Crazy” asp is banging, twirling, jumping, tail-walking…and doing it very often. Sometimes, I can’t understand how other fish in the pool can live with that hooligan.
The Fair Fighter
Asp don’t use shelters to attack like other European predators. He grab the prey on the open water, chasing it in small groups and using special strategy and tactics. They are very fast, sharp-eyed and intelligent , so they use only that advantages to hunt.
So, asp is not insidious killer, but open fighter. It should be appreciated.
Good thing for us is that asp don’t look for shelter neither when is hooked!
Asp is inhabitant of lowland mid to large rivers of European continent. Most people called him “warm water” species. This is an advantage for those who love heat. Wading in warm water, without waterproof equipment, is real pleasure. Exactly the same as wading tropical saltwater flats. Of course, it is possible only during the summer.
Fly Fishermen often make mistakes when choosing equipment for asp. The most common mistake is choosing heavy equipment. This fish doesn’t require heavy flies and it’s not a strong and explosive fighter on the hook. Sometimes it’s good to cast further, but it can be done without problem with aftma class #5- #6 for single-handed rods and #6-#7 two-handed rods. As a matter of fact, asp is very scary and ware of rough presentation and line.
Believe it or not, my favorite fly rod for asp is 9 feet #5, the same rod I fish trout. Of course, my favorite rivers are wadeable and less then 50m wide.
Asp can be caught on all types of flies, but mostly on streamer. You can catch him on nymph, wet fly or dry fly, but if you are serious in intent to hook the big asp, streamer is the best choice.
Asp eats small white fish, so the best streamers are light colored. You can mix white with yellow, pink, chartreuse…but you won’t miss if you tie a pure white streamer.
Size of the streamer may vary. It usually depends on the water level and color. Daytime, weather conditions, water and stripping speed… are important too. Smaller streamers in # 10 – 4 are better in low, clear water, sunny weather, quiet pools… Larger streamers are good for riffles, upstream casting, fast stripping, cloudy weather…
Streamers shouldn’t be heavy. On the contrary, they should almost swim on the surface. During the summer, asp is surface hunter, and streamers should be just 10-20 cm under…
Hello, Fly Fishing World!
My name is Ivan Ranđelović. I am professional fly fishing guide and fly casting instructor. I live in Serbia, the city of Niš and work throughout the whole EX Yugoslavia.
I entered the sport in 1986. and since then I appear in many TV shows, found and lead a fly fishing club, organize many ff meetings, competitions, fly tying contests, publish many articles and one book, guide, teach and involve into the sport many fly fishers, moderate web-sites, won few ff competitions, promote fly fishing, pass the IFFF Fly Casting Instructor exam, catch many fish-species on a fly, invent flies, learn so much about entomology…
Briefly, so many interesting things in many years.
All these years, I go fly fishing and guiding all the time, all seasons and all types of fresh water, about 250 days a year.
I am not selective on fish-species. I consider them all equally interesting if caught on fly. Trout, grayling, huchen, chub, asp, pike, barbel, rudd, perch, roach, wels…
I’m also not selective on types of freshwater. Rivers, streams, lakes, ponds…I know how to enjoy them all and how to present them to all my guests.