• Learning new lines

    Ordinarily, I would have just gone out and bought another identical line….but no! They have “updated the range”. Now there is no longer a simple choice of a Greys Platinum line in a 7# oh no, that would be too simple, now you have a Stealth, a Shoot and an Extreme.

    Learning new lines
  • Not so Green

    I got up this morning, ( Sunday) and was thinking it was likely a nicer day than yesterday for a late season ( Out of season I guess) outing on Lake of Menteith. The sun was shining and the colours of autumn were very prevalent but as I sit here to write this the sky has turned grey again and really yesterday wasn’t so bad though there was a bit of a troublesome, changeable wind at times.

    Not so Green
  • Better than I hoped

    Being a Saturday I expected a few anglers to be out yesterday, especially with fishing evenings so limited now and the end of the Brown Trout season but a matter of days away. But having forgotten my keys ( again!)  and having walked up to the loch I was surprised to find I was the only person there. Maybe it was due to the Rangers v Celtic game I learned later was on- that usually keeps the anglers away most places.

    Better than I hoped
  • Fly Fish Islay 2017

    It likely won’t be winning any awards for fly fishing videos but I have pulled together hours and hours of clips of various cameras I was carrying to make this short ( ish) wee video showing some of the highlights of the week.

    Fly Fish Islay 2017

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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