Fly Fusion TV

Fly Fusion TV

3 Seasons

This season, Fly Fusion Magazine Editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan find themselves deep in the backcountry of British Columbia’s Kootenay region. With fly rods in hand and grizzlies not far away, they explore stunning and remote locations for oversized cutthroat and bull trout, but the fish are not all they’re after. The series captures the experiences that make a fly-fishing trip more than just catching fish. Fly fishing connects the individual to others, to generations, to fish, and to environments.

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Fly Fusion TV
  • Explore

    Episode 1

    Co-hosts Jim McLennan and Derek Bird team up with Paul Samycia of Elk River Guiding Company in search of Kootenay River bull trout. They face serious challenges as the early spring weather is anything but cooperative, but they eventually discover exactly what they originally desired to find: larg...

  • Secrets

    Episode 2

    With over 7 billion people on the planet, its difficult to find places where the water runs cold and clear and where the human footprint is nearly non-existent. Jim, Derek, and Paula (Fly Fusions social media editor) helicopter into one of these places, and what they find far exceeds their expect...

  • The Lifelong Fly Angler

    Episode 4

    Deep in the Rocky Mountains, the Upper Elk River twists and turns and meanders before it eventually connects with a larger drainage. In its headwaters the trout are numerous and eagerly take well-presented dry flies. In this nostalgic episode, the cohosts float the small stream and are reminded f...

  • Solitude

    Episode 5

    A long drive down backcountry logging roads places Jim, Derek and Paula (Fly Fusions social media editor) into a basin where no other soul exists. They travel the proverbial extra mile and find large trout that have not seen artificial flies in years. The eager trout make for stunning cinematogra...

  • Stereotypes

    Episode 6

    In this episode the hosts cast both traditional patterns and oversized foam flies for westslope cutthroat on the St. Marys River, a picturesque freestone stream originating from the Columbia Mountain Range in southeastern British Columbia. During their float trip through large canyons and unique ...