• The Wrong Trousers

    Had a wee afternoons outing with  fishing chum Radek, and I took him, like I had taken my son last week, up to North Coulter for a few hours to let him fish somewhere different. The forecast was for heavy rain but the morning had been bright and though there were clouds about the conditions […]

    The Wrong Trousers
  • Where’s your Dads?

    I made it out for a few hours on the River Carron on Tuesday evening. A strange sort of evening, over cast but not cold, always threatening to rain but never quite making it. I sat and watched the water and there were quite a few fish moving but you could see for the most […]

    Where’s your Dads?
  • D Day minus 1

    Saturday- the day before father’s day and therefore D Day minus 1 ( D = Dads ! ). My lad, as I have said before, is not a big angling enthusiast but he can actually cast acceptably and we try to get out for a few hours on father’s day each year but this year, […]

    D Day minus 1
  • Smashing

    I went up to Pendreich for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. The conditions looked perfect on arrival, it was overcast, there was a fairly gentle breeze blowing from the South East and it wasn’t overly cold, and best of all fish were showing. I went to get the oars and take the boat out […]


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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