• Getting Smutty

    Saturday was the first outing for the 2018 season of Stirling Castle Angling Club and to pick the one day out of 365 which turned out to be summer in Scotland, has to be sheer good luck.

    Getting Smutty
  • Finally on the Scoresheet

    It’s been a hard few weeks and between the crap weather and the aches and pains, my motivation to get out hasn’t been what it should be.  To be frank I don’t feel I have missed much, as it still feels like the opening week of a conventional season, not a whole month in.

    Finally on the Scoresheet
  • Grabbing a Window

    Sunday, April Fools or Easter Day however you want to view it, had a small window of better weather than of late and preceded the cold turn we have been expecting for today

    Grabbing a Window
  • Making a Start

    The kick off to the 2018 season has been something of a wet squib. Actually not so much wet as cold, and snowy.

    Making a Start

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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