• When it doesn’t flow

    Somewhat abruptly with an interim period of exceptionally unsettled, wet and at times windy weather, Autumn seems to have very quickly given way to the first signs of winter. Yesterday morning there was snow on the hills, and very distinct bite to the air.  This morning was unusually sunny and a little less windy so […]

    When it doesn’t flow
  • The flexi-floss buzzer

    First off, sorry there hasn’t been much in the way of updates recently. Partly it’s down to me having no wheels ( now resolved), partly work, partly the weather and sadly the old arthritis has got the better of me recently and not sure I could cast too well or stand too long- but hopefully […]

    The flexi-floss buzzer
  • Bugging…. For Tigers!

    If I had a choice just now I would be heading for a river for a few hours trying to catch the Graying. But being vehicularly handicapped I am pretty limited to heading to my local fishery, Swanswater with the wife’s car. Last week was a frustrating experience with the fish looking up but being […]

    Bugging…. For Tigers!
  • Smashed

    Being kind of restricted with travelling as I am just now, not having a car of my own, I borrowed the wife’s wee motor and went round to Swanswater for a few hours on a pleasant afternoon, yesterday. It was only moderately busy, with I would reckon, more anglers on the two small ponds than […]


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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