• 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
  • Boak Stops Play

    Immediately below the viaduct pool, there are some interesting looking fast runs under the two road bridges. I fished these first and caught probably the smallest fish I have ever caught while fly fishing! A wee minnow on the olive quill jig….. so not a blank then, pressure off 🙂

    Boak Stops Play
  • Shear misery

    A bit like busses you wait for ages and two come at once, I met a Bailiff then a second arrived! Never met one ever on the river! Clearly this is a hotspot for them.

    Shear misery
  • The Midge Tip

    Having made my way along the bank a short distance from the boat house it soon became apparent there was a problem. Midges, clouds of them and all hungry for me. I had remembered to put on repellent but tonight it made no difference, Kenny was on the menu, starters, main course and dessert!

    The Midge Tip

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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