Welcome to our website!

Here you will get a glimpse into our world of 

fly fishing, writing, music and photography.

Stay in touch.

Jim and Lynda

McLennan Fly Fishing Schools, Alberta, Calgary Beginner Advanced

What's Happening!

Gift Certificates Available for Christmas

Choose a specific school or let the recipient choose

2021 Fly Fishing School Dates Are Now Set

Weekend Writing Retreat with Jim McLennan info

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.

Hey! Be sure to visit our new
"Fly Fishing Questions" page.

Music Performances with Jim McLennan

Friday, November 27, Asylum for Art MOB Cafe

2505 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta

An evening of instrumental music you don't often have the opportunity to hear.
Cannonball Rag, And So It Goes, Beatle Medley, Drumheller Circle, Sunwheel Dance

Over the Rainbow, Phantom Medley and so many more.

Social distancing.     8:00 p.m.     $5.00 cover

Also streamed live. Go to www.AsylumKRP.com

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

McLennan Lessons, private schools, fly fishing, casting,

Writing Workshops with Jim McLennan

The Three “C’s” of Writing 

Nov. 17 (part 1) and Nov. 24 (part 2)
7:00 pm          Cost $40

A two-part workshop devoted to writing short non-fiction for magazines, websites and on-line publications.

We'll talk about both the why and the how of writing. Some topics will include how to start, how to stop,
writing an effective query letter, understanding your market,

the importance of re-writing, the importance of authenticity, and additional resources to use.

These sessions are for people beginning their writing journey, and seasoned writers who
would like to hone their craft.

Jim has been active as an outdoor writer for over 35 years. He is the author of four books on fly fishing and frequently contributes to numerous outdoor magazines. Send us an email to register or receive more information


Fly Fishing Schools

2021 School Dates Now Set

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 2021?


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

New Article by Jim McLennan

strung magazine

The UPLAND ISSUE: now available

First and Last by Jim McLennan

Photos by Lynda McLennan

 Living and Writing the Outdoor Life

A weekend outdoor writing workshop

Aug. 20 - 22, 2021

Northern Lights Lodge Hosted Trip

Watch for 2021 dates. Will be the last week of September. Exact dates TBD.

Fly Fishing Western Trout Streams now available as e-book

Jim's book dealing with the types of fish, rivers, hatches and methods that are essential for fly fishing the rivers and streams of western North America in both the U.S. and Canada. It deals with freestone streams, tailwaters and spring creeks. There are hatch charts, fly photographs and discussions of essential tackle.

The print version has been unavailable for some time, but you can now get an electronic version. Visit your favourite source of e-books to get your copy.

For more information, send Jim an email.

Jim's latest Magazine Articles

Now Available

Strung magazine:  The Upland Issue

           First and Last by Jim McLennan

           Photos by Lynda McLennan

Fly Fusion Magazine:  Volume 17 Issue IV

        Water Marks Column: Memory and Selectivity

Fly Fusion Magazine:  Volume 17 Issue III
Water Marks Column: "Grandparenting"

Alberta Fishing Guide 2020     

    Feature Article:  

           Things You Should Do...But Probably Don't

      Cover Photo by Lynda McLennan

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

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