Hi: A few months back I was searching the internet regarding a little Italian town that I was going to for a wedding, and came upon this forum and a trip report by DBK about fishing in Cerreto di Spoleto - the town I was looking up. Inspired by his report, I decided to bring my gear along and try to sneak out and do some fishing myself. Later, when my girlfriend couldn't make the trip, I decided to not only fish DBK's creek, but to go to Slovenia and fish there too. Here's my report. Also, thanks to DBK for all the great advice. After the wedding, I stayed a couple days and fished there in Cerreto di Spoleto. It was all just as DBK described, nice little stream, great food at the little inn there. I caught several browns each outing, morning and evening. DBK described it all well in his "Day on an Italian Spring Creek" post, and I don't have anything to add, so I won't go into it anymore. The next day I rented a car and headed to Slovenia. Man, was it nice. I highly recommend the place. Beautiful countryside, great fishing, but above all, really nice people. I mean incredibly nice. I met a really cool local fisherman the third day and ended up fishing with him for rest of my time there (5 more days). The fishing: the Soca river is the main river in the area I went to, the western part of the country (the country is tiny though, so none of the other rivers are far away). It is beautiful, an incredible turquoise color. It was still too high from spring runoff to fish, though. I fished the Idrijca, Trebusca, and Baci. There were stocked rainbows, some very big, and a lot of them seemed to be holdovers - brightly colored, strong. There were also marble trout, browns, brown/marble hybrids, and supposedly grayling, though I didn't see any. Don't know if you know about marble trout. I'd never heard of them until a couple months before I went on this trip. They were sort of the reason I decided to go to Slovenia - apparently that's the only place left where they live. I didn't manage to catch one (I caught a brown/marble hybrid -- in one of the attached pics (if I did it right)) but I was with the local fisherman when he caught a 24 incher (pictured). These things get huge, and when he was playing the 24 incher, two giant ones, they must have been 40 inches, were chasing his fish around like sharks. Apparenty there are good hatches later in the season, but it was sporadic while I was there in early to mid May. I Encountered one nice evening hatch, but my local pal didn't seem interested in it (not sure why, but he didn't speak English, and I didn't want to argue with him in sign language. BTW, almost everyone there, especially under the age of 30 or so, does speak English well), so didn't get to fish it well. We mostly fished large streamers for marbles in the Idrijca very early in the morning and late in the evening, and nymphs and small streamers in the Trebusca and Baci during the day. We caught some big rainbows in the Idrijca (a few over 24 inches - pictured), and nice browns and rainbows in all three rivers. The price for fishing is a little steep: 50 euros a day for all the places I mentioned. A little more or less in other areas. Everything else is really cheap, though. There are private apartments everywhere. The one I stayed in was 15 euros a night. There are little bars and/or bar resturants everywhere, even along the rivers (make for nice breaks). Slovenian food, beer and wine are really good, and cheap. Like I said, I highly recommend going there. If anyone decides to go, I'd be happy to give you more specific advice, just PM me.