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Welcome to our website!


Here you will get a glimpse into our world of

fly fishing, writing, music,
photography and art.


You will find changes, last-minute opportunities
and other information.

Check back often so you don't miss anything.

Stay in touch.

Jim and Lynda

NEW:    Nov. 2 to Dec. 7,  2021

Living And Writing The Outdoor Life


We're very pleased to announce that Jim will be conducting a 6-week outdoor writing course through April Vokey's Anchored Outdoors platform. 

The course will be interactive (done via Zoom) and will run each Tuesday evening from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7, 2021. Follow this link for more information.

https://anchoredoutdoors.com/jim+mclennan/jim-mclennan-writing-course


Oct. 12, 2021. Free Webinar


We'll also be holding a free one-hour webinar called "Improve Your Writing Now" on Oct. 12. It will be a sample of what will take place in the full course. To find out about more about the webinar and register, follow this link: https://anchoredoutdoors.com/events/improve-your-writing-now-with-jim-mclennan/ 


Please send an email if you have questions or to register.

2021 Fly Fishing Schools

McLennan fly fishing schools are held at a number of 

different locations in Southern Alberta, Canada.

​(Unless we are invited to teach at a fishing lodge

or distant location we dream of going to. :) )

We can also provide corporate schools, and

 schools for private groups.

Let us know if we can help in planning y
our group activity.

Gift certificates are available for a school or a specific amount to put towards the school of choice.

What would you like to learn in 2022?

Send us a note or call and we can arrange a

perfect day for you.



NEW!         
Bow River Drift and Learn

This is a float trip, but with a difference. The focus is on instruction rather than “just catching fish.” A good guide can get people to catch fish, but often they don’t know why they caught the fish.

Often, because the expectations are to "catch fish" there is no time to explain and teach the how and why of catching those fish.

You’ll drift and discuss where the fish are, methods of approaching different types of water at different times of year and under differing conditions. You’ll stop frequently to walk and wade the river, experiencing dry-fly, nymph and streamer fishing. This is suitable for people wishing to develop their “Bow River skills” both from the boat and on foot. It can also be a day of learning the boat-skills and boat-fishing skills required to row your own drift boat down the Bow.

Suitable for fly fishers:

- with some previous experience.

- who want to learn how to fly-fish the Bow River by boat and walk & wade throughout the day.

- who have limited mobility issues and are looking for an amazing fly-fishing experience.

Lunch, shuttle and instruction included.

Price $695 plus GST Same price for one or two anglers.


More information on our schools

Coal In Alberta


Most of you who receive our newsletters are aware of the possibility of increased open-pit coal mining in Alberta and are fully aware of the dire consequences this would have on the foothills and mountains of western Alberta, including its trout streams. This is the biggest threat to this area that we have encountered in our 50-plus-year love affair with the wild country and its trout streams.

 

Here are four things we're asking you to do:


1.Educate yourself about the issue.

Visit mountainsnotmines.ca for information, updates and suggested ways to take action


2.Complete the Alberta government's coal policy survey here: https://www.alberta.ca/coal-policy-engagement.aspx


3.  Watch this video, put together by our good friends at Fish Tales Fly Shop: https://youtu.be/g1LrEssHQXc


4.Make the situation known to your friends, especially those outside the fly-fishing community. Many people are unaware or unconcerned about this, and we need to make them aware.


5. Take action.

Jim's latest Magazine Articles


2021 Fly Fisherman Magazine

         The Migration.  Page 14

                 Desecrating the Crown (of the Continent)


2021 FlyFusion     Volume 18 Issue 3

     Water Marks:    How to Defile a Wilderness

    Important for all Albertans to read.


2021 Alberta Fishing Guide
Feature: Taking the Fly-Fishing Plunge


Strung magazine:  The Upland Issue

           First and Last by Jim McLennan

           Photos by Lynda McLennan

More information on Jim's writing and books.




What's the big deal about fly fishing?

by Jim McLennan

Anchored Podcast on Anchored Outdoors

If you are just starting fly fishing this short article

 will help you understand some reasons

why folks fly fish. 

Check it out!


Music Performances with Jim McLennan


Jim McLennan's One Tune Concerts

and the
Home Bound Concerts are available on Youtube

More information


Music performances are updated on our music page. 

Please check them out we would love to see you there and share our music with you.


Learn More about these concerts

Property For Sale - Fly Fishing Karma

If you fly fish you may want to know about these properties. 

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