Please stop by the shop on Friday, July 8 to meet the author and pick up a copy of Jim McLennan's most recent title "Trout Tracks." This title features artwork by Lynda McLennan, Jim's partner in life and fly-fishing. Jim and Lynda will both be on-site.
When: Friday, July 8 from 5-7 p.m.
The McLennan's are one of Canada's most recognized/loved fly fishing couples. Jim's fly fishing career spans 55 years and includes time as a guide, fly shop owner, columnist/writer, and teacher. Lynda spent much of her career in a public classroom and now continues her teaching expertise to new and experienced fly anglers on river banks and fields.
Jim has written four titles: Blue Ribbon Bow, Trout Streams of Alberta, Watermarks, and Trout Tracks. His writing is also found in Fly Fusion and Fly Fisherman magazine as well as in other publications.
Lynda's photography can be found in magazines, books, and on numerous websites.
“Trout Tracks is a literary delight with Jim McLennan’s well-crafted prose, and also a visual treat with the stunning artwork provided by Lynda, his wife and fly-fishing partner. They have combined their God-given talents into a truly wonderful project, a seminal work honouring fly fishing and life itself. Always eager to acknowledge the critical role played by many people and experiences in helping to shape his approach to fly fishing, Jim does that in his inimitable self- deprecating style. He melds them all together into a touching and sensitive tribute to fly fishing – and how it has influenced his life. This is a book Jim McLennan needed to write. Fly fishers need this book.” —Bruce Masterman, award-winning journalist, columnist and magazine writer, author of Paradise Preserved: The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area; Heading Out: A Celebration of the Great Outdoors in Calgary and Southern Alberta; and One Last Cast: Reflections of an Outdoor Life
“The art of good writing is in making a reader forget they are actually reading. Jim McLennan is a very good writer. The art of fishing is… well, it’s what Jim has been doing for decades, from his home base in foothills Alberta to the farthest trout streams of the world. And the art of Lynda McLennan takes Trout Tracks from a great book to a truly exceptional one. It may be a bit of a cliche, but if you can only buy one book on fly fishing, trout and streams, this is the book you want. It is authoritative, relaxed and inspiring. The only thing better would be a friendly conversation with Jim beside a happy trout stream. But really, that’s exactly what this fine book is.” —Kevin van Tighem, author of Wild Roses Are Worth It, Our Place, Heart Waters, The Homeward Wolf and Bears Without Fear