• Deconstructing Midas

    I have been asked a few times if I know how a Midas dry fly is tied. Presumably because I posted in a number of posts that I used a Midas or caught a fish on one.  The Midas was a pattern “promoted” by Paul Davison of Troutwatch , a now defunct online fly fishing […]

    Deconstructing Midas
  • They Know, You Know?

    Fish know. They know that when you aren’t looking they are going to rise.  They know when you decide to fish deep, you change your line, it’s time to rise. They know when you are changing your flies, that it’s safe to rise. They just know. I was at Coulter today. It wasn’t a certainty I would […]

    They Know, You Know?
  • Summer for a day, or two

    I have been out less than I would choose recently, partly as the weather has been frankly, really cold and windy for the time of year, but also I am having problems with my hands and feet and other bits and pieces to do with the aches and pains, so it kind of holds you […]

    Summer for a day, or two
  • N-n-n-n-n-n… Eighteen

    I was keen to get out but it was well cold outside the house, and a sudden downpour sent me scurrying back into the house. Too cold, too wet. But it didn’t last and I toyed with heading down the river, but there was a problem. It’s time to get the upstairs carpets changed in […]

    N-n-n-n-n-n… Eighteen

The Unfamous Fly : Fly fishing in Scotland and Beyond

Casting on Menteith
Welcome to the Unfamous fly, one of Scotland’s most popular fly fishing blog sites. The site documents the fly fishing outings of an otherwise unknown angler, no one famous, not a guide, not trying to sell anything.  Most of the outings will be round Central Scotland where there is a wealth of, in particular, still water fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout. From small stillwaters, like Swanswater, Burnhouse and Orchil, to larger venues like Lake of Menteith, Linlithgow and Carron Valley as well as more intimate Loch style boat fishing locations such as Glensherup, North Coulter and Pendriech ( Cocksburn Reservoir), most of these are fished regularly being within 30 minutes or so from home, along with numerous other small commercial stillwaters.

Full finned trout from Harviestoun

I also love moving water fishing though there are maybe less prime river fishing venues on my doorstep, I do venture out to river’s like the Clyde, the Tummel and the Tweed. Locally I fish the River Carron that flows through the Forth Valley, as part of my membership of the Larbert and Stenhousemuir Angling Club. I also love visiting river’s a bit further afield so stay tuned for these.

The fishing continues in winter too, with outings for my most favourite of game fish, the Grayling, with outings to the Clyde, Annan, Tweed and sometimes others. Very occasionally I venture further afield to points south, in England in Wales.

Not only do I write, video and photograph my fishing and where it takes me, but I also give my own honest opinions on tackle I use and places I fish. No one pays me and no one gets any sort of favouritism, so what you see is what you get. I am no expert just an enthusiast with a love for catching fish on the fly. Join me on my fly fishing adventures, in Scotland and beyond!


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