The Winter Collection: Solitude

From everyone here at Fly Fusion, we want to wish you an amazing holiday season and an awesome 2021. With our most recent entry into the Winter Collection, we explore something we’ve grown all too familiar with in 2020: Solitude. But in this case, it’s a good thing.

Episode Overview: A long drive down backcountry logging roads places Jim, Derek and Paula (Fly Fusion’s former 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 cinematography and an unforgettable day on the water.

The Winter Collection: Blown Away

We want to welcome you back to the Winter Collection, Happy Holidays Edition! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy “Blown Away,” from season three of Fly Fusion TV.

Fly Fusion Magazine editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan show up at one of Jim’s favorite stretches of river just as major windstorm blows down the valley. They set up the rods in hopes that the wind will push terrestrials onto the water. When the wind finally dies down, their persistence is rewarded with a number of spectacular trout.

The Winter Collection: Pure High

Welcome back to the Winter Collection. Each week, we’ll be giving you some awesome fly-fishing films to watch throughout the season. Things are kinda crazy out there right now, so while you’re staying safe at home, be sure to enjoy the next installment of our Winter Collection!
Up next in the Winter Collection: Pure High. Fly Fusion Magazine editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan plan to fish a well-known stream, but due to fire closures, they end up high in the Rockies on a small lake at the base of a towering peak. This episode features a spectacular ride into a place where the hosts experience spectacular fishing. This is one of those experiences where plan B makes a person forget there was any other plan.

The Winter Collection: Surface

Welcome back to the Winter Collection. Each week, we’ll be giving you some awesome fly-fishing films to watch throughout the season. Things are kinda crazy out there right now, so while you’re staying safe at home, be sure to enjoy the next installment of our Winter Collection!

Up next in the Winter Collection: Surface. Surface, a new short from Fly Fusion Films and Vantage Point Media House, is a film about extraordinary adventures that create lifelong memories. Derek Bird of Fly Fusion Magazine and Ross Purnell of Fly Fisherman Magazine team up to search for large native rainbows on a remote stream in British Columbia’s Cariboo region. After a floatplane trip through the rugged and towering Cariboo Mountains, the anglers float down a nearly inaccessible glacial stream. What they experience along the way is nothing short of unforgettable.

The Winter Collection: Eden

We know this year’s been difficult. It’s been long, it’s been crazy beyond all belief, and we’re here to give you a place to watch some excellent fly fishing footage, relax, and put all of the insanity behind you, even for just a little while. For the next few weeks, we’ll be sending out some videos for you to watch every Monday, just to get your week started off on the right foot. This week, we’ve got one of our favorite web episodes of Fly Fusion TV: Eden. Hopefully it’ll put you in a good place.

“Eden”— For fly anglers, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find pristine and unpopulated rivers. In this episode Fly Fusion Founding Editor, Derek Bird—along with Associate Editor Jim McLennan— explore a river where they catch large rainbows and bull trout and where the only other anglers on the stream that day are the grizzly bears.