• Force Ten at Neidpath

    I looked at the river levels on SEPA over and over yesterday, but the rain over the weekend , it was torrential once again on Saturday night here, and the rain in the latter part of last week wasn’t giving me confidence. The weather forecast wasn’t particularly encouraging either.  Monday looked to be dry ( […]

    Force Ten at Neidpath
  • The sigh

    It’s almost become a custom for some reason for me to fish at Orchil at or around my birthday so I saw no reason for this year to be any different and headed there this morning a for a wee 4 hour session. It was fairly mild, a little cooler up there but certainly not […]

    The sigh
  • Annan Adventure

    This weekend the good lads and lasses that look after the River Annan were holding a somewhat extended Grayling weekend. Usually it’s the Saturday OR the Sunday but I think with the poor conditions so far this winter they were able to make it a double header this weekend and so it was both days. […]

    Annan Adventure
  • Filming fishing

    I read a post of a friend on facebook who received a GoPro for Christmas, asking for tips and on the back of that I thought I would write a wee post. I don’t claim to be an expert but I do have a few years with my own filming under my belt and have […]

    Filming fishing

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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