Bulgarian fly tyer and fly angler Radoslav Kiskinov takes another stab at imitating a terrestrial insect - this time the wasp - and with usual skill he manages to produce a very life-like fly. Bulgarian anglers and Bulgarian fish love it.
This is a fly that I tied for first time in 2004 and caught many chubs in the Struma river, my home river. The design of the fly is my idea.
It is very efficient pattern and many flyfishermen here in Bulgaria like to fish with it. The chubs here love it. It's fished as a dry fly, and as is always the case with terrestrials fishing on windy days close to the bank or under bushes and trees might do the trick. Land insects blow onto the water all the time, and some fish are keyed in on these "casualties".
I hope your local fish like the Shark's Wasp too.
For a more impressionistic wasp pattern, you can look at Kasper Muhlbach's Foam Wasp.