• First evening in a while

    I seen the odd fish rise though not in reach for the most part, and it seemed nothing was interested in my Parachute Pheasant tail. I was keen to try a dry as I have had precious few opportunities to fish dry this year and have had remarkably few fish on the dry this season. After 10 minutes I decided to double up and removed the dry, replacing the top dropper with a small black spider and the point was a 47 Nymph. Will was making his way round and was nearly by me as I made my first cast, started a retreive and bang fish on…. change of fly, change of luck!

    First evening in a while
  • Therapy for aching feet

    I’ve been on my travels a lot recently with work and got back late on Friday night. Frankly the travelling and aches and pains had taken their toll and I have pretty much done nothing all weekend except rest, recover and take anti inflammatories for my aching feet. They really are killing me right now. […]

    Therapy for aching feet
  • Not quite a Barrow load

    The next couple of weeks sees me down here in Bristol for work related training and I like to try get out for a wee spot of fishing if I can and I have the time. It all depends on the weather too and after todays course ended it was looking quite pleasant if a […]

    Not quite a Barrow load
  • 2 Browns half a Rainbow

    Jeez Sunday was a windy day. Itching to get out all weekend though a bit limited by aching feet right now I was like a bear with a sore head looking outside over the weekend for that wind to drop a wee bit. Saturday was supposed to be windier than Sunday according to my Met […]

    2 Browns half a Rainbow

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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