• Consistency

    Nothing defines a good angler from the others like consistency. Rain, shine, high water or low they will earn consistent results. Time on the water, reading the conditions, where and when to fish will consistently achieve results that the mere hobbyist can only dream of emulating.

  • The Missing Mojo

    My early season has been abysmal, it has been so long since I last caught a fish I feel I have lost my mojo! Its getting pretty desperate like I have forgotten how to fish!

    The Missing Mojo
  • One of these statements is a lie

    it is fair to say, the nearest I came to fish was probably passing the chip shop in Dunipace on the way home

    One of these statements is a lie
  • More luck hunting frogs

    As I was having a chill on the bank I caught some movement out the corner of my eye and a pair of BIG frogs swam by, one on the others back. I am no particular expert in Amphibian behaviour but imagine this is the foreplay part of more serious goings on…. I think the wee guy is that, the wee “guy” and the big one is the female.

    More luck hunting frogs

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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