Ross Purnell Talks about a Recent Film Project and Failed Floatplane Trips

Fly Fisherman Magazine editor, Ross Purnell, spent a few days last summer up in British Columbia’s Cariboo region working on a film project with Derek Bird of Fly Fusion Magazine. The project was unique in that it brought together the editors from two of North America’s largest fly-fishing publications onto one river. The film, Surface, can be viewed exclusively at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. view trailer here

In this week’s interview segment, Bird catches up with Purnell and asks him about his best fly-fishing characteristic and about the one that got away.   Oddly enough, Purnell also shares how to successfully instill a fear of flying into your angling partners.

Jim McLennan Talks Fly Fusion TV and Downing Drones

In this podcast Fly Fusion editor, Derek Bird, catches up with Fly Fusion TV co-host, Jim McLennan, to chat about what it’s like behind the scenes. He discusses his best memories, his favourite rivers and his most enjoyable moments while out filming the TV series.

Though McLennan is one of the most proficient casters around, he confesses to the destructive results of one particularly wayward cast.

Tom Rosenbauer Talks About His New Book and His Less Obvious Obsession

Fly Fusion Magazine’s founding editor, Derek Bird, had the chance to catch up with Orvis fly-fishing guru and author, Tom Rosenbauer, to chat with him about his new book and some of his other hidden talents.  Rosenbauer’s book, Fly Fishing for Trout: The Next Level is a multi-media style book loaded with information, photos and video links.

“This is a really pertinent book. The difference between a successful day on the water and its opposite is often directly tied to an angler’s knowledge. Tom’s new book is filled with information sure to add to any trout angler’s gear bag of tricks,” Bird said.

You can eavesdrop on a recent phone conversation between the two of them by clicking on the link below.