• Rivers last

    So the end of the season beckons. I had a day off Friday and took the opportunity to head out onto the River Carron for what will likely be my last river session of the 2016 season. It wasn’t an especially bright or warm day but for early Autumn it certainly could be and soon enough will be, worse.

    Rivers last
  • A Clyde Joy

    I was awake in reasonable time and forced my stiff limbs out of bed and into the shower before dawning my thermal LJ’s and grabbing my wader socks from the sock drawer, them having not seen the light of day for a whole summer.

    A Clyde Joy
  • Difficult fish

    It was utterly gorgeous when I arrived and it looked perfect, with nearly perfectly still water, only the slightest hint of a breeze and the water itself was very clear. There were fish showing on top but if you stood a minute inevitably a fish cruised by about 4 feet down. And there were some big lumps of fish amongst them. Whatever else you could say, if you failed to catch it wasn’t for the lack of fish.

    Difficult fish
  • Three in five F Fly

    The odd fish was rising but what was apparent from the second I got out the car was the amount of sedge around. I tied on a wee F Fly (only because it was the first sedge like pattern that came to hand out the box).

    Three in five F Fly

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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