Radoslav Kiskinov

Published Mar 17th 2009

The Bulgarian fly fisher and fly tier known as The Shark

Rado - Akulata - The Shark

We asked Bulgarian fly tyer and fly angler Radoslav Kiskinov to describe himself, and this is what he wrote:

- My name is Radoslav Kiskinov better known as "Akulata" (the shark). I am 30 years old.
I live in Bulgaria and have started fly fishing and fly tying in the year 2000.
I am the webmaster of the www.akulata.com - the biggest Bulgarian fly fishing website the solely purpose of which is to make fly fishing more popular in Bulgaria.

I go fishing in many different places in our country - rivers, lakes, reservoirs, channels etc and some rivers at Serbia Drina, Jetina.

I like to fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs and streamers through the whole year. I do not have favorite fish. Brown, rainbow, brook trout, grayling, chub, perch, pike, Each fish taken on a fly is a good fish for fly fishing.
Last year I made another website - www.akulataflyfishing.com - an online shop specialized in fly fishing. My every day may job is to tie flies, to go fishing, to write about my fishing and to sell fly fishing products.

Articles By Rado:

User comments
From: mark Armitage · swaziuae·at·yahoo.com  Link
Submitted July 26th 2011

Dear Rado,
I wish to retire in Bugaria, where I have purchased a house in Plakavo, near V.T 4 years ago. There is no way I could sit around and do nothing with my days ahead , and this is why I am writing to you. I would like to promote fly fishing in the V.T area, and act as a guide to fly fishing in the area. I have been involved in trout farming, Fly fishing promotion and advice in South Africa, as well as sales for a number of years. I tye my own flys that actualy do catch trout, I am not sure why though.....
I would be very greatfull if you could advise me or assist me with advice as to how I my help or advance the fly fishing ferterinty, or even help you in expanding your operation in the V.T area if possible, and in so doing allow me to reside in your beauifull country.
Yours Faithfully
Mark Armitage
e-mail: swaziuae@yahoo.com

From: dave · rustyuk·at·blueyonder.co.uk  Link
Submitted December 25th 2010

Hi First Merry Christmas
I was in contact with this year about fishing around Bansko way
Found some good spot,s and caught some Trout + Chub on the Fly in Bansko in the Mountains and on the Sumia + meet some Bulgarian Fisher's and went on the Mesia, Great day !
as your sole purpose is to make fly fishing more popular in Bulgaria.
Have or are you adding more places to fish as i have Friends here in the Uk asking me about this and if there is a link to places + photos that would be great, tying up some of your sharks caddis larva, going to try these on a Grayling river ( Test ) next week, so hope they will do the trick, let me know about more rivers etc in Bulgaria etc

From: Benjamin · benjatru·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted August 26th 2010

Is there any store with materials for fly tying in Bulgaria?
Thank you in advance!

From: Fred · contact·at·pechemouche.net  Link
Submitted July 7th 2010

I tested the nymphs Shark's Caddis Larva and I had very good results on Czech rivers. I wrote an article and I talked about you.
Link to my French Site
Thank you again.

From: rustyuk·at·blueyonder.co.uk  Link
Submitted June 18th 2010

I am coming to Bulgaria in August/ going to Bansko ( Jaz Festv ) looking for some where there that i can go Fly Fishing/ would like to catch Trout, Can you advise any good places around that area where i can go, Thanks Dave

From: Roger BATTEAUW · roger.batteauw·at·telenet.be  Link
Submitted December 14th 2009

Hello Radoslav, I like to come over to Bulgaria to fish the brown or rainbow on a river in your country not to far from Sofia. I have my personal raisons to come over there but it has to be on a river and fly-fish only. If it exist I like to fish catch and release. Can you give me some info about my questions. Thank you.

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