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Fly Fishing On Drina River In Serbia/Bosnia

Drina is the largest cold/clear/mountain river in the Balkans. Most flyfishers of the Balkans consider Drina as the #1 river for fly fishing for big wild grayling. This big river is well known for trophy fish.

The best part of the river is tailwater, between the artificial lakes Perućac and Zvornik on the Serbia and Bosnia (Republic Srpska) border.  Water is apsolutely clear and clean, with constant temperature about 12°C throughout the year. Length od this amazing part is about 100km. Average width of the river is about 80m, with lot of wadeable shallows and quiet deep pools. Water level varies almost every day, so very important is to be at the right position in the right time.

When encountering a wave of high water levels, a fisherman just go out of the water and moves several miles downstream. That way, it is possible to fish in perfect conditions all day. Convenience is also the fact that the highway follows the Drina whole course, so it’s very easy to move.

Grayling is the target-fish for most flyfishers on Drina. They are very active on the surface almost all the time when water-level is low. The river is big, so good casting skills are highly recommended.

Fly Fishing for big trout or huchen is not so popular, although Drina is ultimate water for this. Spinnfishers know that very well.

Because Drina is favourite river for many fishers from the Balkans, there are many fishing-friendly-hotels next to her. Accommodation is very good, restorants are good and prices are affordable for everyone.

 

Fly Fishing River Djetinja

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This is the river in Western Serbia, near the town of Užice. Upper part of the river, just few kilometers from the town, is very clean and clear, so the present fish-specieas are Grayling, Brown trout and Huchen.img_2506

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Djetinja runs through a gorge, but very approachable. The small road goes along the river.

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Along the road you will find benches, garbage cans and sources of drinking water. In that, this is one of the best flyfishing stretch in Serbia.

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Djetinja is very suitable for fly fishing. It is easy wadeable, with plenty of diverse positions and conditions to cast a fly. There are lot of quiet pools, but also rapids. Average depth of the river is about 70cm and width is maximum 15m. Deepest pools are up to 3m deep.

 

 

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Djetinja is excellent for dry fly fishing, but also for nymphing and streamers.

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Brown trout is the oldest fish here, but huchen and grayling are introduced several years ago. Graylings already reach the trophy size and huchens are present in every pool. They are not so big, because the river is too small for that big predator, but specimens about 80cm are not rare.

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Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro 2014. Gallery

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!

MladicaTrophy huchen on #6 fly rod, from the river Lim!

grayling 51Grayling 51 cm from the river Lim

blatnjaca 3 kgLake Trout on the nymph at the mouth of the river Ljuča into the lake

grayling on the nymphFat grayling from the lake Plav, caught on nymph

lipljen 50cm

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Lim River Stoneflies

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Lim River Stoneflies

Another one taken on dry fly!

klencinaChub on dry fly!

Mladica glavaQueen of Montenegro!

skobalj 1.7kgNase caught on a nymph to complete the mix!

stukajlaPike!

Blatnjaca kap u boji…and …one more baby!

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Epeorus Red Spinner

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Epeorus Red Spinner

Fly Tying next to River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Tying next to River Lim Plav Montenegro

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Pond Spinner Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing Entomology

Pond Spinner Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing Entomology

Early Spring Grayling Dry Fly Fishing Rivr Lim Plav Montenegro

Early Spring Grayling Dry Fly Fishing Rivr Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim Early Spring

Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim Early Spring

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav Lake

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav Lake

Guiding South African Flyfisher Pike Fly Fishing lake Plav Montenegro

Guiding South African Flyfisher Pike Fly Fishing lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Ljuca River Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Ljuca River Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Siphlonurus Nymph Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Siphlonurus Nymph Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing Lake Plav Montenegro Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Fishing Lake Plav Montenegro Ivan Randjelovic

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav Lake Montenegro

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav Lake Montenegro

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Boat Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing Boat Plav Lake Montenegro

Bunch of Nymphs from the River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing Entomology

Bunch of Nymphs from the River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing Entomology

Ivan Randjelovic on Billboard Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Ivan Randjelovic on Billboard Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Baetis Spinner Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro River Lim

Baetis Spinner Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro River Lim

Hucho Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Hucho Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Paraleptophlebia submarginata Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Paraleptophlebia submarginata Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Nase Nymph Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Nase Nymph Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Chub Lake Plav Montenegro guided by Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Fishing for Chub Lake Plav Montenegro guided by Ivan Randjelovic

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav Lake Montenegro

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Lim Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Source of the River Lim Plav Montenegro

Source of the River Lim Plav Montenegro

Ephemera danica Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro River Lim

Ephemera danica Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro River Lim

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike from a Boat Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike from a Boat Lake Plav Montenegro

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Siphlonurus Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Siphlonurus Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Baetis rhodani Fly Fishing Entomology River Lim Plav Montenegro

Baetis rhodani Fly Fishing Entomology River Lim Plav Montenegro

Ivan Radndjelovic with the Champion of the Danube/Adriatic Fly Fishing Cup in Plav Montenegro

Ivan Radndjelovic with the Champion of the Danube/Adriatic Fly Fishing Cup in Plav Montenegro

Early Spring Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Early Spring Grayling Dry Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Ljuca Plav Montenegro

IFFF Fly Casting Instructor Ivan Randjelovic Lake Plav Montenegro

IFFF Fly Casting Instructor Ivan Randjelovic Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Casting Student from South Africa Lake Plav Montenegro of IFFF FC Instructor Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Casting Student from South Africa Lake Plav Montenegro of IFFF FC Instructor Ivan Randjelovic

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav River Lim Montenegro

Dry Fly Fishing for Chub Plav River Lim Montenegro

Fly Tying next to River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Tying next to River Lim Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lake Trout Fly Fishing Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim Early Spring

Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim Early Spring

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

Chondrostoma nasus Nase Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Pike Plav Lake Montenegro

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Lim River

Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Montenegro Lim River

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Fly Fishing for Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro

Grayling River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Fly Casting Student from Montenegro Lake Plav Montenegro of IFFF FC Instructor Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Casting Student from Montenegro Lake Plav Montenegro of IFFF FC Instructor Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Fishing Lake Plav Montenegro Ivan Randjelovic

Fly Fishing Lake Plav Montenegro Ivan Randjelovic

Damselflies Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Damselflies Fly Fishing Entomology Plav Lake Montenegro

Brown Trout River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Brown Trout River Ljuca Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Streamer Fly Fishing for Chub Plav River Lim Montenegro

Streamer Fly Fishing for Chub Plav River Lim Montenegro

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Lake Plav Montenegro Fly Fishing

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Grayling Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Huchen Fly Fishing River Lim Plav Montenegro

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Plav Lake Trout Montenegro Fly Fishing in the River Lim

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Lim River Fly Fishing Zone Plav Montenegro

Nymph Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

Nymph Fly Fishing Montenegro Plav River Lim

 

See you in 2015.!

Ivan Randjelovic IFFF Guide Association member & IFFF Fly Casting Instructor,  Contact: crnabambula@gmail.com

 

Hello Fly Fishing World!

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.

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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…

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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.

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