Published Mar 26th 2009
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.
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.
The Shark's Wasp
|Year of origin||2004|
|Target species||Brook trout|
|Hook||Mustad 94840 #12|
|Abdomen (rear body)||Yellow Foam and black permanent pen|
|Thorax (front body)||Black foam|
|Wings||Brown cock feather tips|
See the images below
For a more impressionistic wasp pattern, you can look at Kasper Muhlbach's Foam Wasp.