It is currently 01 Jul 2022, 21:19


New Topic Add Reply
Author Message
Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 00:24 • #1 
Sport
Joined: 04/19/22
Posts: 33
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Finally had a chance to put my first fiberglass build to the real test. I spend a couple of days at Ribnik river.

Although the river is only 3 miles long, this beautiful and gin clear tributary of the mighty Sana river is one of Europe's finest spring creeks. People from former Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Scandinavia etc. are coming here for years now.

It's great, real international fly fishing company, friendly and positive people all over the place and hearing swearing in about ten different languages when the big fish get away is really fun too. :D

Only fly fishing is allowed, Catch and Release is mandatory. Barbless hooks and landing nets also.

The Ribnik river...






Browns caught on dry fly, spent mayfly hook size 10...






And graylings, caught on nymphs (caddis pupa and small freshwater shrimps)...





In conclusion, it's seems to me that I'm done with graphite. :) Just can't understand why I didn't give glass a chance years ago.




Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 00:51 • #2 
Master Guide
Joined: 06/07/12
Posts: 698
Location: US-CA
Wow! Beautiful river, big fish, and nice rod, too. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and story!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 04:14 • #3 
Master Guide
Joined: 07/18/07
Posts: 667
Location: US-NH
Wow! 3 miles of pretty water with such beauties!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 05:54 • #4 
Guide
Joined: 09/05/17
Posts: 213
Location: On a Stream
Love the pics, thanks for sharing.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 07:18 • #5 
Guide
Joined: 07/21/21
Posts: 221
Location: Florida
Gorgeous … love those distinct red spots on those Brown Trout!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 08:15 • #6 
Master Guide
Joined: 04/07/18
Posts: 382
Location: Reston VA
Glad to see your pictures as they dredge up fond memories from forty years ago. Nice to know that the river is being well looked after and appreciated as there is pressure to build hydro damns all over the region.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 08:36 • #7 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 02/26/14
Posts: 3414
Location: US-MN
Yeah, I'd say you put that rod to the test! Beautiful river, fish, and rod!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 10:23 • #8 
Guide
Joined: 02/18/18
Posts: 215
Location: US-TX
Thank you again for sharing photos...your rod , the rivers and the fish are spectacular! Well done. Man those are some big fish.
Carl


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 15:05 • #9 
Guide
Joined: 02/05/15
Posts: 240
Location: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
I'll add another WOW to the other WOWs! Great looking fish and water.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 22 May 2022, 15:30 • #10 
Guide
Joined: 02/02/16
Posts: 299
Location: Georgia
Great looking scenery, fish, and rod. Thanks for sharing your local water with us. I’d like to fish there and add some swear words in American English to the chorus.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 23 May 2022, 08:38 • #11 
Sport
Joined: 04/19/22
Posts: 33
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Thank you all for watching and for the comments.

These are the flies that worked for me, spent dry fly for trout, caddis pupa and small shrimps for grayling.
The shrimps were not tied by myself, a nice gift from a fellow fly fisherman from Slovenia.





I sure hope that I would manage to visit Ribnik one more time this year. Until then, I'll just keep dreaming about it and setting the hook while asleep. :)




Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 23 May 2022, 11:44 • #12 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 05/22/16
Posts: 1423
Location: SJC
Very very pretty. Now that is a destination ...


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 23 May 2022, 19:40 • #13 
Guide
Joined: 02/07/18
Posts: 103
Location: US-MA
Wow, spectacular photos, fish and flies and that rod looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. What a wonderful way to test out your new build.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 23 May 2022, 20:27 • #14 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 09/18/09
Posts: 5220
Location: Washington DC Region
Can anyone say, "Road Trip"?


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 23 May 2022, 22:18 • #15 
Guide
Joined: 09/10/18
Posts: 146
Location: Alberta, Canada
Holy moly talk about beautiful water and fish!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 24 May 2022, 07:20 • #16 
Sport
Joined: 03/03/22
Posts: 61
Location: NJ
Absolutely stunning! I'm sure the pictures don't do that water justice. And those are some mighty browns!


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 24 May 2022, 10:57 • #17 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 06/16/05
Posts: 2326
Location: Georgia
Beautiful. Yep, expanding the list of hoped-for destinations.


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 25 May 2022, 02:47 • #18 
Sport
Joined: 04/19/22
Posts: 33
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Thanks guys.

The Bosnia, and particularly this part of that beautiful country, is often being called Europe's Montana.
In the area of just around 10 miles, there's some extraordinary rivers (Ribnik, Pliva, Sana, Sanica, Janj).

Since Bosnian rivers grow in popularity among fly fishermen, there's quite a few nice movies on youtube.

I really like this one, filmed at Ribnik and Pliva rivers. Short but effective, makes you wanna pack your bags instantly. :)



Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 07 Jun 2022, 18:39 • #19 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 07/11/14
Posts: 1568
Location: urban Colorado
wow. That looks like very difficult fishing.. well done !


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 08 Jun 2022, 05:34 • #20 
Guide
Joined: 05/02/13
Posts: 183
Location: Almonte, ON, Canada
Very nice - location and pictures


Top
  
Quote
Re: Ribnik river Bosnia
Post 08 Jun 2022, 07:07 • #21 
Guide
Joined: 02/27/12
Posts: 187
Location: US-AR
Beautiful place to fish! Looks like a great place to not only fish, but to sit on the bank and relax.


Top
  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

New Topic Add Reply



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: El Duderino and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group