• The Curse- they’re here

    It was nearing a flat calm when a fish took the top dropper and I was in. or thought I was, it seemed well hooked and I was bringing it in when as suddenly it was off. The fly and the line were all intact, no idea what the problem was, just not well hooked. It also made a right mess of my leader having taken the Kate so I decided to change flies. Also because fish were rising taking just under the surface and I was covered in the “Curse”; the Caenis are back, in their thousands.

    The Curse- they’re here
  • Footsore fish

    The pager seems to go all the time just now on call, and having spent all Friday evening on a call out, and then Saturday morning, it was kind of hard to decide whether heading out for a couple of hours was wise. Oh what the heck, I flung the waders and a rod in […]

    Footsore fish
  • Fathers Day Fishing

    It was fathers day and my lad gave me a cheeky wee bottle of Jura Superstition as he headed out the door to go run a 10K at Bannockburn. Once back and rested for a few hours we headed out for a rare Father and Son fishing session depite it being very sunny and seemingly […]

    Fathers Day Fishing
  • Trout food

    I had another couple of fruitless hours on the Carron last night though it was still thoroughly enjoyable to be out and enjoying the long evenings that this time of year brings to us fly fishers in Scotland.  I was in two minds whether to hit the river or maybe visit one of the local […]

    Trout food

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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