Hosts

Making Fly Fusion TV was fun in the extreme. The team of people putting it together is a unique, and extremely creative group, dedicated to making this show the best possible. One of my favourite memories is of Victor of Vantage Point Media House, who decided that he ought to swim a pool with an underwater camera to see if he could get shots of bull trout. He did this not once, but three times. The water was 42 degrees F and I think his voice went up an octave as a result. That’s dedication. ~ Jim McLennan, Co-Host and Managing Editor

Derek Bird – Host

Derek Bird is the Founding Editor of Fly Fusion Magazine, Co-host/Producer of Fly Fusion TV and Producer of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Derek was raised in the heart of the Kootenays of British Columbia and is a popular speaker at fly fishing events throughout North America.

Jim McLennan – Host

Jim McLennan is Managing Editor for Fly Fusion Magazine, co-host of Fly Fusion TV and one of North America’s most experienced fly-fishing instructors. A long-time fly fisher and outdoor writer he has written four books about fly-fishing: Blue Ribbon Bow, Trout Streams of Alberta, Fly Fishing Western Trout Streams, and Water Marks. Jim is a popular speaker at events sponsored by fly-fishing clubs and conservation organizations throughout North America.

April Vokey – Guest Host 

April Vokey is Steelhead Field Editor for Fly Fusion Magazine, Ambassador for the International Fly Fishing Film Festival® and is an avid angler and steelhead, salmon and trout guide. She is passionate about Spey casting to wild steelhead, the environment and tying Atlantic Salmon flies and has made it her mission to encourage and introduce aspiring anglers to the sport. When not at home she travels around the world, fly-fishing for every species of fish imaginable. Had it not been for the angry river gods we would have an epic Fly Fusion Television episode featuring Jim, Derek and April chasing cutthroat and bull trout on a gem river somewhere southwest of Fernie, BC.