Entries tagged with “jim & lynda mclennan”.

It’s hard to believe the fishing season on the majority of the rivers and streams in SW Alberta has been closed for more than a month and that Christmas is only two weeks away. Unlike last year at this time, we haven’t had to deal with much snow, at least not yet.  But rest assured, winter is coming. Although there’s not a lot of snow on the ground at the moment, we’re bound to get our first good snowfall sometime before Santa pays his annual visit. We haven’t had a lot of snow, but we’ve sure been receiving a lot of wind lately. A couple of anglers who had been fishing on the lower Oldman, downstream of the dam, stopped by the shop this afternoon to say they had been blown off the water. I guess the 100 km per hour winds made it tough to stand up, let alone trying to casting into it.

Crowsnest River at Highway 507 Bridge

I went for a drive the other day to check water conditions on the Crowsnest River. Ice is beginning to form along the edges, but there’s still plenty of open water in the stretch between the Highway 507 and East Hillcrest Bridges. If you’re planning to check it out for yourself in the coming months, this section generally has the most ice-free, fishable water.

On another note, our 2012 Fly-Fishing Schools have been scheduled. We’ll be offering a couple of Beginner Schools in May and June. In addition, Jim & Lynda Mclennan will be returning next season to instruct a couple of schools. Gift certificates are available for any of these classes, and make a great “stocking stuffers” for Christmas. Click here for information regarding our Beginner Schools. Click here for info regarding Jim and Lynda’s Schools. Certificates are also available for our guided fly-fishing trips. Call the shop at 403-564-4333 or 1-800-267-1778 for more information.

Jim McLennan of Longview, Alberta is a well known and respected fly-fishing personality in Canada and the U.S., but some of you may not know he’s a talented musician, too. He’s as skilled with a guitar as he is with a fly rod. Jim has been playing guitar since he was a teenager and has recently returned to performing solo. Earlier this year he released his first solo instrumental CD, titled Six-String Gumbo. We’ve been playing it a lot in the shop this summer and think it’s great. However, we’re not the only ones who think this way about Jim’s music. Here’s what a few others have to say.  

“McLennan’s the complete player and one who doesn’t second-guess himself as an artist. Hard to believe that making music of this calibre isn’t what he does on a day-to-day basis for a living, but fans of instrumental acoustic guitar pieces will be thrilled Jim McLennan took time to record this impressive collection.”  – Peter North, host of Dead Ends and Detours and Points North

“Jim McLennan has it all – classic rags to Jerry Reed to the Beatles. He’s a full-fledged guitar picker, at home with blues, folk, jazz, and pop. Some hot pickin’ on this CD!” – Stefan Grossman, American acoustic-guitar guru

If you’re interested in listening to some of Jim’s “hot pickin’,” he’s going to be appearing live at The Tin Roof Grill & Bar in Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, on Friday November 4th. Special Guest: Lynda McLennan. Seating is limited, so don’t delay. Get your tickets today. We have a few tickets available at the shop (ph: 403.564.4333). They can also be picked up at the Tin Roof, or by calling 403.562.7664.

For more info regarding the McLennan’s and Music, click here

Jim McLennan will be appearing at The Tin Roof on November 4th

As many of you know, we’re once again offering a number of fly-fishing schools this summer, conducted by Jim and Lynda McLennan. These schools are an excellent opportunity to learn from two of the finest and most knowledgeable instructors anywhere!

Jim instructing on the Crowsnest River

Jim McLennan instructing on the Crowsnest River

 Although some of our schools have been filled, there’s a few openings remaining in others. See the list below for details. If you’re interested in registering in any of these, give us a call at: 800-267-1778.  The cost of these schools is listed below (GST not included).

Whatever your skill level, there’s a McLennan Fly-Fishing School designed specifically for you. For more information on the Crowsnest Angler schools, and others being offered, please visit the McLennan Fly Fishing web site by clicking here.

Lynda McLennan discussing equipment

Lynda McLennan discussing equipment

Jim McLennan Schools (Availability as of July 9th)

Fly-Fishing Intensive ($200.00) –  July 11 School (FULL)

Fly-Fishing Intensive ($200.00) –  August 2 School (space available)

Listening To The River ($150.00) – July 12 School (FULL)

Listening To The River ($150.00) – August 1 School (space available)


Lynda McLennan Schools (Availability as of July 4th)

Women’s Beginner Fly-Fishing ($150.00) – July 11 School (FULL)

The Next Step For Women ($150.00) – July 12 School (FULL)

Beginner Fly-Fishing (Co-Ed/Mixed) ($150.00) – August 1 School (space available)

The Next Step (Co-Ed/Mixed) ($150.00) – August 2 School (space available)

 McLennan School