About Jim and Lynda McLennan

Jim and Lynda began fly fishing together in the 1970s. Married since 1977, 

they have operated McLennan Fly Fishing full time since 2004, and in that time have

 taught thousands of people the fine art of fly fishing.

Jim was one of the first fly-fishing guides on Alberta’s Bow River, and is a 

well-known outdoor writer and speaker. He is the author of four books on 

fly fishing and is the managing editor of Fly Fusion magazine. 

Jim is also co-host, along with Derek Bird, of Fly Fusion Television, 

a series broadcast on the World Fishing Network.

Lynda was a founding director of Casting For Life, a fly-fishing retreat for breast cancer survivors, and has been teaching fly fishing in various formats since the 1980s. 

She is a skilled photographer whose work appears in magazines, 

books, and on numerous websites.

In 2006 the McLennans were invited to represent Alberta’s fly-fishing community 

at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

This website is also the information centre for two other Jim and Lynda McLennan passions/businesses - music and photography.

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 Allard VanEverdingen

We would like you to meet Allard.  He will be instructing a few of our schools this year. We have walked with Allard in his journey of learning the art of fly fishing.  We welcome him as one of our instructors.


Although born in Ottawa, Allard van Everdingen grew up in Calgary, Alberta in a mostly non-fishing family spin casting only on camping trips and mountain hikes. He grew up using spoons and lures but that all changed 6 years ago when he and his wife signed up for a 1-Day Intensive Course on the Bow River with Jim and Lynda.


Allard has spent the last 6 years exploring the rivers and streams of Southern Alberta and BC, learning more about the sport, volunteering for Trout Unlimited events, Fish rescues with his family, the Canadian Fly Fishing Nationals in 2013, Casting for Life in 2018, and tying his own flies. Most recently, he decided to take the next step and hone his casting skills. Under the tutelage of a Master Certified Casting Instructor he received his Casting Instructor (CI) Certification from Fly Fishers International (FFI) in August of 2017.


When Allard is not teaching fly fishing, he is spending time with his family fishing the waters he loves.