• The Rough and Tummel of Fishing

    Swanswater Sunday Been out a couple of times this (long) weekend. On Sunday afternoon I discovered my other half was heading out for a Disco Roller Skate session ( don’t ask!)  with some of her work colleagues, so that meant I was at liberty to do as I pleased! ( to be fair I usually […]

    The Rough and Tummel of Fishing
  • The exuberance of youth

    I went out onto the River Carron yesterday evening for the last few hours before sunset and decided to give more “new” water a visit. There is still a lot of this river I  have yet to explore and my relative lack of mobility this last few years has kind of held me back but […]

    The exuberance of youth
  • Fishing under a blood red sky

    I haven’t been able to get out for an evening’s cast recently, with on call commitments and the weather, and the nights are fair drawing in so you pretty well need to be off the water by nine and getting there for seven to give a couple of meaningful hours is hard. But tonight I […]

    Fishing under a blood red sky
  • Dreamspace

    I like to head up into the hills and fish the wee burn a couple of times a year, if I can. The fish on the whole are tiddlers but its nice getting off the beaten track, rarely if ever do I see another individual when out on the moors that transport the burn to […]


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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