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Fernie gets on the world stage for fly Fishing on the World Fishing Network WFN

Thursday • April 2, 2015

Fly Fusion Magazine takes its visually inviting and highly captivating print media and successfully transitions the same vision to film and television.

Co-host Jim McLennan (respected guide, world renown fly-fishing author, and Fly Fusion’s managing editor) and Derek Bird (Fly Fusion’s founding editor) team up with the magazine’s field editors to provide engaging and informative dialogue. Fishing in British Columbia’s Kootenay region around Fernie, they find themselves in the heart of the Rockies fly fishing in some of the country’s most stunning locations.

The co-hosts fly fish for oversized Bull Trout and large Westslope Cutthroat, but the fish are not all they're after. The series also projects all that makes a fishing trip more than just catching fish. The hosts discover - through exploring, through the solitude of remote locations, through discussions about why fly fishing is a passion that spans a lifetime, through dialogue about timely issues affecting the sport - that fly fishing can never be reduced to an individual standing in water, holding a rod. Fly fishing connects the individual to others, to generations, to fish, and to environments. In each episode, McLennan and Bird chase both trout and the heart of fly fishing.

This new Fly Fusion TV will feature five 1-hour long episodes all shot around Fernie BC and area. The series premier was held at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie on March 27, 2015. The series will air starting April 7, on the World Fishing Network WFN with Episode 1 EXPLORE. It will air for a full week with Episode 2 SECRETS airing on Tuesday April 14th.

This series was produced in partnership with Tourism Fernie, Elk River Guiding Co and FWA Fly Fishing in 2014.

Watch a teaser from the 'EXPLORE' episode

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