Video Testimonial from Walter in New Hampshire.
Dear Kevin and Team,
You all gave us a wonderful experience whether on the river or sumptuous food at the table. The images you have sent capture the stunning beauty of the rivers and mountains we fished in and saw all round us. My family – all avid fisherfolk approve of my fish. Thank you all for coping with us three brothers – some needing more help than others. If ever you feel like exploring wild Africa we are there to help you catch fish!!
Thank you team for a special and memorable experience.
Yours sincerely from Nicole, Colin & our family
Colin, Nicole & Family (Kenya & Scotland) September 2016
Dear Rosalie and Kevin,
We are finally settled back home after a really hectic month and are getting around to writing our mails. This is to thank you both for the wonderful time we spent with you in Slovenia.
Kevin- the fishing was amazing. As a novice, it was great to tap into your incredible knowledge and experience. I’m sold on fly fishing; expect to see us in Slovenia again! I have been practising (somewhat) and can now connect theory to the experiences on the rivers there.
Apart from the fishing, we remember in particular your warm hospitality and Rosalie’s fabulous food. Please do thank Francis and Katrina- it was a real pleasure being with them and getting to hear some of their beautiful music- so much talent in one family!
Our daughter, you will be pleased to know, finally managed to find a good place and has since settled quite well, much to our relief. Thanks for your concern and offer of help in this regard, it was reassuring to us.
Rosalie, we haven’t forgotten about sending the Biryani recipe. In the meanwhile you could check out Devika’s sister’s blog which features some easy to cook Indian food from a very different region of India – www.acookeryearincoorg.com.
We look forward to meeting you again.
Cary and Devika
Cary & Devika C. (India) August 2016
Just a quick thank you for another fantastic trip. First class hospitality and fantastic guiding as always. “John the knot ” thanks for all your knots and retrieving of flies from bushes and general Excellent guiding. Hope to see you all next year.
All the best and hope you have a successful season.
Mark & Woodie
Mark & Woodie (Sussex UK) July 2016
Many thanks to you and all the family for making Paul’s and my visit so enjoyable. I greatly appreciated your excellent guidance, without which my score would have been even less significant in comparison with Paul’s. The food was wonderful, and I should probably now go on a diet. While catching fish is more fun than not catching fish, for me the opportunity to see new things and meet new people is an essential part of a fishing trip. In that respect Slovenia excelled. The rivers, the wildlife and the plant life were superb. Our final day, with the red-footed falcons hawking for flies over the Unec, will remain long in the memory.
With thanks and best wishes to you all,
P.A.-Blake (Herefordshire, UK) May 2015
Hi Kevin,Rosie, and family and of course John
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for a marvelous trip Great hospitality and fantastic fishing and without yours and Johns expert guiding and endless patience we would have not caught much at all.
I would thoroughly recommend your services to anyone considering fishing in Slovenia. Thanks again for great trip.
Mark (Brighton, UK) June 2015
Dear Kevin and Rosalie,
Apologies for not writing sooner but things got a bit manic when I got back to the UK.
I’d just like to thank you again for a fantastic few days.
The fishing was great, even though I know the conditions weren’t perfect in the beginning. The scenery and rivers were spectacular.
Kevin and Miha’s guiding was spot on (I learnt a heck of a lot) and your hospitality was excellent, not to mention the fantastic meals. I do hope to return to Slovenia as I feel I’ve not even touched the surface.
How did Tony get on in the end? Did he find the big fish?
Gerard (the South African!)
June 2014 Guest
(Tony did indeed find a big fish the day after Gerard left)
Dear Kevin and Rosalie,
We’re back in New Hampshire, after our extraordinary trip. Highlight was definitely our stay with you, and getting to know Slovenia. You could not have been better, more generous hosts and guides, and we hope we get the chance to show you around our own hills one day.
Kevin, we’ve been listening to Unicorn on the internet, enjoying it immensely! Put us down as fans. We hope things are on the upswing there, and the two of you are on your way to having a good autumn there in that beautiful land. Thanks again!
Fly Fisherman and author from New Hampshire, USA
September 2012 Guests
Enjoy his books here!
Thank you for your constant care, kindness and consideration. You made the trip so special.
You’re also a terrific guide and a true a fisherman.
John (Surrey) 2013
Kevin & Rosalie,
– Thanks I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my time in Slovenia. You and Kevin are amazing hosts – the accommodations were top notch, food was the best I had while in Europe and Kevin’s knowledge of the rivers was amazing – a perfect guide who knew what his clients needed and supplied it to them. Staying with you and Kevin felt like staying with family. Kalvin and I are already talking to some others about returning for the 2013 fishing season and I will be doing some presentations and articles this year and will be recommending your services to anyone interested in travelling to Slovenia. A few people at Klima’s clinic were interested in my experience in Slovenia and I gave them your contact information.
Canadian World Fly Fishing Team
Thank you Rosalie & Kevin.
The hospitality and food are all top shelf! Thanks for a great week.
Ray and Susan (USA & NL) 2013
Hi Kevin, Rosalie and all who helped,
Just a short note to let you know that Peter and I returned safely. Thank you so much for giving us a fantastic, awesome, and the most exciting fishing trip of a lifetime…
Best wishes and kind regards,
Leo (Portsmouth UK) 2013
Hi Rosie and Kevin,
Many thanks for a most enjoyable week, you are superb hosts and good company. A couple more weeks of intensive workouts in the gym and the results of Rosie’s delicious fare will disappear, with luck.
Your area of Slovenia is truly spectacular and rivals Patagonia for scenic beauty…Next year I would like to have a crack at the beginning of July. All the very best to you both and I look forward to seeing you both again.
Just wanted to drop you a line to say a great big “Thank you” after my recent holiday! Slovenia was the best fishing experience I’ve ever had, and I’ll definitely be returning next year, but perhaps a bit later in the season! The accomodation (and the food!) was amazing, and I really appreciated the advice you gave me, as I felt a bit naive about river fishing. I’ve attached some photos.
Thanks again for a splendid week, memories to keep me going through the closed season! I have a feeling that Slovenia is a bit like an incurable disease – I will not be able to shake it off. I will join you again next year and I am working on the family. I am very keen to know whether the magic heads did anything for the sea trout!! Life has overtaken me since I returned and I have not done any more fishing yet. We are starting to get some rain which may liven things up a bit. I hope you have a very successful rest of season and let me know if you would like to fish a Devon river.
With very best regards
Dear Kevin and Rosalie,
I’m finding it difficult to express my gratitude for the best weeks fishing I have ever had. The only thing I can say is, when do you want my deposit for next year?
Please find copies of the DVD Magic Head with your music. Hope you like it. It has been a pleasure to see you and John in June! My best wishes for your activity. I am sure you are doing very well.
Marc Petitjean Switzerland www.petitjean.com
Tying Tools Online
We really were most impressed with Slovenia and all your hard work. Everyone had a fantastic holiday. Thanks to you and Rosalie, your reconnoitring is amazing and absolutely essential for anyone wishing to explore a new country. Very many thanks, for giving us all such a great time.
John M (Sussex)
I cannot express in words how much fun I had in Slovenia fishing with you. I still talk about it constantly with my friends. I have fished on the local waters several times since returning home, but I think I got spoiled over there. My technique has improved greatly, and I owe that to my time over in Slovenia. I have referred several of my fly fishing friends to your website, and two have expressed a very strong interest in going over to Slovenia next year. I, of course cannot wait to come back.
Tight lines and stay in touch.
Brent G (USA)
Dear Kevin (from a beginners week guest),
Thank you so much for making my stay in Slovenia so wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the time, and it really was one of the best holidays I have ever had. I learnt such a lot about fishing and rivercraft, and have begun to really understand what river fishing is all about. I was thrilled with my catches, and I look forward to returning next year. What a very, very beautiful place Slovenia is!
I have been meaning to drop you a line to thank you for such an interesting week in July. Very enjoyable for far more reasons than just fishing – I shall remember that lunch by the hill top church above town for a long time, not to mention the whole wonderful experience. I learnt a great deal from our week and am most grateful for all the trouble you took. The day on the Sava was certainly a red letter experience.
Very best wishes and thanks
Dad and I thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Slovenia. It was a memorable time. You were an excellent host!
Would you please thank Kevin for his guidance and his choice of fishing locations. The trip was fantastic. The lodge was so welcoming, and friendly. Slovenia is a very beautiful place. I am already planning another trip. You need the luck of the Irish to catch Marbles, please find attached some photos of mine.
Thanks again for everything.
Derek B (Ireland)
Many thanks for your efforts on our behalf last week. We all enjoyed the experience…EVEN JOHN! So much so that he is possibly the most enthusiastic amongst us to return! Which brings me to the principal point of writing to confirm arrangements for fishing again next year. Once again Kevin many thanks we enjoyed your company.
Hi Kevin et al.
I have been meaning to contact you for ages but unusually for me I couldn’t quite decide what to say. However after I had read the editorial in this months T&S I felt that I just had to contact you to say what a wonderful visit it was & I completely agree with the editor, & thank you again Rosie for taking Clare & I back to Venice.
Do keep in touch.
Chris & Clare W (Bristol)
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the last few days. It was a real pleasure to meet up again after so many years and it’s great to see that your set-up has gone from strength to strength. I am very envious of your life style, maybe one day soon we can find a similarly enjoyable and relaxing life. Please pass on my thanks to Rosalie for the lift to Venice yesterday. I will have sweet memories for many years to come of that last fish on the Soca. With any luck it won’t take too long to repeat the experience.
All the best