• The 500

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    The 500
  • Genocide on Clyde

    I also noticed how green the wee caddis grubs were so I changed my point fly for another small black bug with a green tag to see if it made any difference. Almost right away I had another fish though I have to say as I fished down there seemed to be a marked preference for my wee black bug with a red butt tag. Size wise it was near identical to the cased caddis and I do think this is what the fish were on.

    Genocide on Clyde
  • The Rugby Ball

    As we made our way we thought some water we were passing looked worth somewhere to float a trout or Grayling so he entered upstream of me. I think John decided he wanted to keep loose before me and after a few minutes he was out and heading upstream again. I decided to stay with it here , the brown water was a little shallow but I hoped I might find a little deeper water within reach so decided to stay dookin’ it out. After covering a fair bit here I wasn’t showing much signs of squeezing a lump out of here so found a spot to exit and headed on up myself.

    The Rugby Ball
  • if Fly fishing were easy….

    I was though thinking about this daft, frustrating sport of ours. I seen a few posts on one of those Groups that pops up on facebook of anglers new to the sport complaining that they had been out a few times and never caught a thing. Fly fishing is NOT an easy sport. If it was the easiest form of fishing, our angling shops and tackle emporia would not be able to move live or dead bait, spinners or other lures. Everyone would be fly fishing. You wouldn’t be able to walk by a stretch of life supporting water without being lashed by a fly line.

    if Fly fishing were easy….

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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