Janko Bartolec

Janko
Janko

  Born and raised in Croatia as I was introduced to fishing while watching cartoon same thing happened while watching movie "A river runs through it" when the seed of fly fishing was planted into my mind. As the plant grows so was I and the thought of becoming fly fisherman one day was a bit closer when I bought first fly gear. Unfortunately I didn`t know how to use it at that time cause there was no literature to study from so the dream had to wait some better times. Finally when I was 19 tough decision was made, from now on fly fishing only. Shortly after that I manage to get in touch with best known fly fisherman and caster in Croatia, Aleksandar Puskadija who was more than kind enough to infect me with love for all sorts of water casts after teaching me how to properly perform them. Beside that he learned me a heap during the years. Meanwhile i`ve been fishing around my place, size and species doesn`t bother me too much cause what matters me is being and enjoying  in wonderful nature, alone or surrounded by great company. As I`m passionate photographer as well, camera is always around to capture the moment or wonders of the nature. That`s at least I can do to preserve memory on fish after releasing it  or place I`ve been at. The only problem is I`m behind the camera most of the time and my friends in front, but that doesen`t matter cause making people happy is all about. As there`s always something new to find out in fly fishing it never gets boring. Same was when I found world of double handers last year and the way of implementing it into fly fishing for Asp on my local Drava river. Right now I`m mostly occupied with that among a lot of other ideas that comes to my mind every day. The only thing stopping me from spending more time fishing is faculty, same as fly fishing has been stopping me to finish it already.

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