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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 five books on 

fly fishing. He is contributing editor for Fly Fisherman and Fly Fusion magazines. 
2022 brings his new book Trout Tracks.

Jim was 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.
She has been a photographer for Highfield Stock Farm since 2012.

Lynda is now spending time with her pens and pencils.  Illustrations

compliment Jim's writing throughout his new book Trout Tracks.


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 art/photography.

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 Allard VanEverdingen

We would like you to meet Allard.  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 13 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 10 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.

Robert Boyce

Sixteen years ago, Robert wanted to improve his fly fishing abilities
and began taking lessons with McLennan Fly Fishing. The mountain lakes and foothills streams of Alberta's rocky mountains are his first love, and he says that the only thing better than visiting wild trout in wild places is sharing the experience with others!

Robert spent many days as a youth wandering the foothills and high country west of Calgary in search of trout with his family. Like his father and grandfather, the outdoors has been a central theme throughout his life.

Robert graduated from Lethbridge College with a diploma in Environmental Science specializing in Watershed Management. He is a certified Field Leader in Hiking with the Outdoor Council of Canada and served five years as a civilian Search and Rescue volunteer here in Alberta.

As part of his professional life, Robert has led numerous stream crossing restoration projects, some of which have been acknowledged by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Alberta Environment and Parks and The Alberta Conservation Association. One multi crossing project in the southern Rockies was nominated for both a Responsible Canadian Energy Award and an Emerald Award. The stream restoration work also led to features in
Conservation Magazine, OilWeek Magazine, and television vignettes on
Michael Short’s Let's Go Outdoors.

Robert has participated in various Trout Unlimited events like tree wrapping and fish rescues and was a controller on a Bow River section of the 11th Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships in 2013. He was also a Designated Volunteer Coordinator with Fish and Wildlife's former Stewardship License Pilot Project aimed at educating anglers about the effects of non-native trout species on the eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies.

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