Derek Bird

Derek Bird is the Founding Editor of Fly Fusion Magazine. He’s worked with Fly Fusion since its inception and played an integral role in establishing the magazine’s unique vision. On a practical level, he writes the “Stream Lines” column for each issue and oversees acquisition of editorial content. Along with writing and editing, he also cohosts the popular Fly Fusion Series, and is the Producer responsible for content acquisition for the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Although he juggles a hectic schedule, he still finds time to do what he enjoys more than anything else in life: spending time with his wife and two sons exploring the secluded streams nestled within British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains.

Jim McLennan

Jim McLennan is Associate Editor for Fly Fusion Magazine and one of North America’s most experienced fly-fishing instructors. A long-time fly fisher and outdoor writer, Jim was one of the first fly-fishing guides on Alberta’s legendary Bow River.  Today he and his wife Lynda operate McLennan Fly Fishing, a business dedicated to fly-fishing instruction. He is the author of four books about fly fishing. Along with the fly-fishing arts, Jim’s other passions are hunting upland birds and playing music. His first solo music CD, Six-String Gumbo, was released in 2011 and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.