• A Challenging Frandy

    Third cast a fish came clean out the water and snatched “Harry” off the top netting Murray his first fish. This was a good start but maybe made us think the fish were going to be free rising and eager to play.

    A Challenging Frandy
  • Testing

    I didn’t want to tempt providence by heading out to try full on casting into the wind but fancied a wee hour out so headed off down the river for some nice light rod/light line nymphing as a good test for me.

    Testing
  • Strain Stops Play

    Before a vision of my 50 odd-year-old wreck of a physique engaging in acrobatic bedroom “antics”  puts you off your tea, breakfast and countless other meals for days, I need to elaborate

    Strain  Stops Play
  • Me and the Osprey

    our little pals the Scottish midgies made an appearance and were soon tucking into some well-aged meat….. me.

    Me and the Osprey

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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