• Milan

    This weekend it was my wife’s birthday and planning ahead some time ago, I had booked a couple of cheap flights to Milan, Italy for a weekend city break. I won’t bore you with the site seeing around Milan however on Saturday we walked down the West side of the city centre and in so doing stumbled across a shop, called Fly Fishing Ghilardi.

  • Jogging the Memory, Rattling the Cage

    My memory jogged, I remember now why I don’t like the place, my cage was well and truly rattled and this time I won’t be back.

    Jogging the Memory, Rattling the Cage
  • Bugging With Braid

    Using the very direct method of feeling for takes, using braid instead of fly line or a long ( French Leader) has been around for a while but seems to be getting popular just now.

    Bugging With Braid
  • Czech Nymph Basics: Czeching Out

    I get asked a lot via comments and messages on fB Messenger,about some of the basics of fly fishing, fly tying and probably most, Czech Nymphing or bugging.

    Czech Nymph Basics: Czeching 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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