Welcome to our website!

Here you will get a glimpse into our world of fly fishing, writing, 

music and photography.


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Jim and Lynda


McLennan Fly Fishing Schools, Alberta, Calgary Beginner Advanced

What's Happening!

On this page we will give you a quick glance at events that are coming up soon, 

in all areas of our world.

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

Check back often so you 

don't miss anything.

2019 Calendars are now available.

2019 McLennan Fly Fishing Calendar

and

A Taste of Alberta and Beyond Calendar 

Learn More


The Three "C's" of  Writing 

with Jim McLennan

Complete, Concise and Clear

Nov. 7,    Nov. 21   and    Dec. 5

Check out the topics.

More Information

McLennan Lessons, private schools, fly fishing, casting,

2019 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 your 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 2019?

2019 dates are now scheduled.


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

403-558-2128  or [email protected]

Check out the Fly Fishing Schools

McLennan Fly Fishing Schools at a Glance

Updated Dec. 5, 2018


2019 Fly Fishing Schools 


If you have a group of 6 or more and would like a private day, please

contact us soon and you can choose your weekend.

Send us an email to discuss your fly-fishing needs.

What would you like to learning in 2019? 

 

2019 Schools 

Thanks for your support.

May 1                Free Casting Clinic  - New: Wednesday evening                                                           

May 4/5           2-Day Introductory Fly Fishing School                             

May 5               1-Day River Techniques

May 11            The Emergent Fly Fisher 

                         An Introduction to the Foundation and Principles of Fly Fishing

May  TBD          Back by request:   Stream Sense,  An evening with Jim McLennan                                               

May 25/26       2-Day Introductory Fly Fishing School  

May 26             1-Day River Techniques  

June 1/2           2-Day Introductory Fly Fishing School 

                      

July 5/6            2-Day Introductory Fly Fishing School                          

July 11-16        Hosted Trip to Northern Lights Lodge

July 13               New:    Down and Dirty

July 14               New:    Clean and Dry

July 13/14         New:   Package: Down and Dirty and Clean and Dry 

July 21 / Sept. 8     New :   Seasons of the Bow Package                                                            

July 21              New - Ladies Only:   1-Day Small Stream Intensive for 4                                 

July 27-29        Weekend Fly Fishing Retreat

                               

Aug. 17/18        2-Day Intensive for 4                                               

Sept. 15             New:   Seasons of the Bow Package                                    

Sept. 18 -23     Hosted Trip to Northern Lights Lodge                  


​Jim's latest Magazine Articles

Fly Fusion Magazine: Winter Issue now available 

Water Marks Column:   "Patience"


Looking for the Ultimate 

Still Water Fly Fishing Boat?

Our friend Joe Cunningham has designed the 

best one-man fly-fishing boat for still water.  

The Cunningham Chironomid is a trimaran boat, built around a canoe hull. Because of this It has the light weight and  ease of movement through the water of a canoe, but with stability that allows the angler to stand while fishing. It is propelled by oars, rather than a 

paddle and has the other things lake fly fishers 

need, like a rod rack and double anchors. The boat is easily loaded on a roof-rack by one person. 

If you fish lakes, you need to see this boat. 

Click here to visit the 

Cunningham Boats website.


Property For Sale - Fly Fishing Karma

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

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Music Performances with Jim and Lynda


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.


This is a great time to book the McLennans for a 

House Concert for next spring.

Enjoy an intimate evening of music with family and friends.

Celebrate a birthday or anniversary with live music.

We send a 'how to' sheet with all the details.  Simple and fun.

Send us an email to find out how!


Learn More about these concerts

2018 Jean-Guy Cote Award Presentation

Ruth Zinck

The 2018 winner of the Jean-Guy Côté Award is the twelfth member joining a group made up of John Cuco, Paul C. Marriner, Paul Leblanc, Warren Duncan, Art Lingren, 

Brian Chan, Bryant Freeman, Sheldon Seale, Denys Poirier, Jacques Héroux and Phil Rowley.

During their fly tying careers they have demonstrated a continuous contribution to one or more of the following as related to fly tying; teaching, very high quality fly tying, writing, creating significant new patterns and broad-spectrum public promotion. This is what the Jean-Guy Côté Award is all about!

Ruth began tying flies in 1970, the only female in the class. Her instructor was Ian Martin, 15 years of age at the time. Since then she has won fly tying awards and has been among the demonstration tiers at many of the Federation of Fly Fishers’ International Fly Fishing Shows. Ruth served as an International Director of FFF for six years including Senior Vice President for Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Western Rocky Mountain Council of the FFF. Ruth has written for various for FFF journals and books as well as for other publications.

Together with Joan Kirkham, Ruth founded the KW Fishers Club in Kitchener Waterloo. When she relocated to Calgary in 1981, Ruth became the first woman to join the Hook and Hackle Club and is now a life member. In 2011 Ruth was one of the original members of the Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club.

She has created many patterns, six of which formed

 «The Royal Lady Series» tied specially for the 

Casting For Life Association in Calgary.

Over the years Ruth has volunteered at schools, clubs, and community events, and fly tying expos to teach fly tying. 

 She has been recognized for her contributions to 

the world of fly tying; 

1984 «Tier of the Year-Senior Fly Tying» Hook and Hackle Club; 

1998 «Fly Tier of the Year» Western Rocky Mountain Council; 2003 «Woman of the Year» FFF and 

2012 «Ron Pike Award» Hook and Hackle Club.

What a contribution!


Jean-Guy Côté was the founding president of UNI Products sold throughout the world to amateur and professional fly tiers. Since his untimely death in 2006, the Canadian Fly Fishing Museum honors Canadians for their important life contribution to fly tying. The first Canadian to receive this honor was John Cuco from Montreal in 2007.

The Canada wide Jean-Guy Côté Award selection committee has chosen to present the 2018 Award to Madame Ruth Zinck of Calgary.The 2018 winner of the Jean-Guy Côté Award is the twelfth member joining a group made up of John Cuco, Paul C. Marriner, Paul Leblanc, Warren Duncan, Art Lingren, Brian Chan, Bryant Freeman, Sheldon Seale, Denys Poirier, 

Jacques Héroux and Phil Rowley.          

Congratulations Ruth!



Articles and Stories by Jim McLennan

Jim has been writing for magazines, TV shows, books and much more for many years. 

We would like to share some of those thoughts and the knowledge he has learned along the way.  


Current Story

Not Catching 

Click here to read the current story.

Fly Fusion TV

Jim is co-host of the popular TV series, Fly Fusion TV, broadcast on the 

World Fishing Network. He and co-host Derek Bird fish some beautiful destinations throughout the northwest, but with Jim and Derek, there's 

always more to the story than just the fishing. 

Stunningly shot in 4K, the series is a visual feast. 

Tune in and find out why people 

think this is one of the best fly-fishing shows on TV. 

Visit worldfishingnetwork.com for a broadcast schedule, or to subscribe. 

To find out more about the series, visit flyfusionmag.com