Hosted Slovenia Expedition

Hosted Slovenia Expedition

Discover the charm of the Julian Alps while chasing the elusive Marble Trout

Join LFFE Head Guide Charlie Parr on this trip of a lifetime to chase one of the rarest species of trout in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in Europe. We will arrive in the capital, Ljubljana, where we will recover from our travel to Europe by taking in the sights of the city, and enjoying the local food and wine. On our second full day in the country we will warm up by going after rainbow trout, brown trout, and maybe the occasional grayling. We will then make our way to the Julian Alps to chase marble trout, but first we will take a quick detour to loosen up and sample some of Slovenia’s incredible wines by visiting the Goriška Brda wine region. Once situated in the Soča Valley at a local farm, we will explore the mesmerizing Soča River, its stunning tributaries, and the majestic Julian Alps in search of the rare and beautiful Marble Trout. The Marble Trout is endemic to the Adriatic Basin, but due to habitat loss, hybridization with Brown Trout, and other factors, the only remaining pure populations of Marble Trout are found in Slovenia. Our expert local guides know all of the best spots to find these amazing fish, no matter the conditions. Plus, we will be fishing at the very beginning of the season in Slovenia, so the fish will be the least pressured as possible, giving you the best chance to land one of these special trout! Send us an email at [email protected] for more details.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Apr 15 - Apr 23, 2020Apr 24 - May 02, 2020


Ljubljana, Slovenia
18 & Older
What to Bring

We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We recommend that you bring your own rods, reels, waders, and boots, but these items can be rented in Slovenia at extra cost.

*Food, drinks, daily licenses, and gratuities are not inluded. Rod, tackle, waders, and boots not included. Round trip airfare to Slovenia is not included. Transportation within Slovenia is provided.

  • Catch trophy-sized Marble Trout
  • Explore the Soča River and its tributaries
  • Experience the charm of Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana
  • Enjoy world class cuisine and wine

Day 1-2

Arrive in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Explore Ljubljana by taking a food and wine tour of the city.  Recuperate from traveling.

Day 3

Fish outside of Ljubljana with local guides.

Day 4

Travel to Most na Soči in the Soča River Valley. Options for the day include visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, or fishing 1/2 day in the Soča Valley.

Days 5-7

Fly fishing the Soča and its tributaries for Marble, Rainbow, Brown trout, and Adriatic Grayling with local guides.

Days 8-9

Return to Ljubljana, enjoy one last excellent meal.  Depart from Ljubljana


Ready to Enroll?

Click "Enroll Now" or give us a call to get started. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

Contact Us

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204