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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

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.

 Living and Writing the Outdoor Life

Living and Writing the Outdoor Life

A Weekend Writing Retreat August 20 - 22

A weekend in the Crowsnest Pass, dedicated to writing about the outdoors. Join Jim McLennan for a full-on weekend, talking about and thinking about writing. This event was a success last summer so we're offering it again. Jim will lead the discussion and instruction, and encourages anyone who wishes to begin writing or to improve their writing to join him. It's an all-inclusive weekend event, held in conjunction with our York Creek Fly Fishing Weekend. Space is limited.

More information

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 2021?

Send us a note or call and we can arrange a perfect day for you.

More information on our schools

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

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!


Northern Lights Lodge Hosted Trip

Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, 2021

More information


Jim's latest Magazine Articles



Strung magazine:  The Upland Issue

           First and Last by Jim McLennan

           Photos by Lynda McLennan



More information on Jim's writing and books.





Property For Sale - Fly Fishing Karma

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

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