My name is Konstantin Marinov Karagyozov and I was born and live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I began fly fishing in about 2000 and it is the only type of fishing I have practiced since then.
For the first couple of years I fished only for chub in local rivers and ponds, but after I discovered trout fishing it became my passion.
As a co-founder and chairman of our city’s fly fishing club, “Mayna Fly,” which is part of the Bulgarian Fly Fishing Federation, I actively participate in almost all events and competitions in Bulgaria and participate in environmental protection efforts including brown trout preservation in Bulgarian rivers.
Fly fishing is not just my hobby, but an important part of my life. I love fishing for brown trout in mountain rivers using nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. Dry fly fishing is, however, my favourite.
I’m a very enthusiastic and keen fly tier. Tying flies brings me much joy and satisfaction and that includes tying flies both for fishing and as an art. I tie all types of flies except salmon flies. I’m not a professional fly tier, but do fulfill special orders at a client’s request.
Fly fishing and fly tying give me the opportunity to be part of a worldwide society of keen and enthusiastic people and to share the passion and joy of our sport with them.