• Back on Home Waters

    Two weeks of training finally complete and I opted to start out early from down south to try beat the jams around Birmingham and then the major roadworks ( elongated carpark) that is the Staffordshire/Cheshire section of the M6. “Building Smart Motorways” the sign says…the only thing smart about it is staying away. However today […]

    Back on Home Waters
  • Challenging Fishing on the Usk

    The second outing of my working away weekender took me into Wales, and onto the River Usk up in the Brecon Beacons.

    Challenging Fishing on the Usk
  • Chew-sing My Words Carefully

    I made it to Chew after a bit of a nightmare drive around 15:30 ( just in time to catch the lodge before it closes at 16:00 and get organised with an evening boat.

    Chew-sing My Words Carefully
  • Taking a Telling

    It has been a tough week on the fishing front, for me at least.

    Taking a Telling

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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