• Perch Soup

    What is the old saying….”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. In angling parlance, or at least in my case last night, the equivalent would be “When fishing gives you Perch, make Perch Soup”.

    Perch Soup
  • Fine Days For Fishing

    This “proper” summer rolls on and while it has been far from ideal for fishing, to be fair July is rarely the best month anyway. Sometimes I think the old stockmarket maxim of “Sell in May and go away” needs a similar one for fly anglers in Summer, “It’s July, give it a bye” maybe? But two recent outings on the face of it seemed fine days for fishing.

    Fine Days For Fishing
  • Sweating it

    I fished a few deeper spots, not terribly convincingly I have to say as it seemed to become very warm and humid very quickly as the sun lowered in the sky and made you feel that weary hot way

    Sweating it
  • Free and Easy?

    This hot summer weather makes a change for us, as the last few years, June and all summer, in fact, have been rubbish.

    Free and Easy?

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

Fly Fishing blogs Internet top 75I 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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