Online Streaming, Television Broadcast & Social Media

The New Fly Fisher is broadcast across Canada and the United States, available to millions of households through numerous networks, television stations, YouTube and online portals. We are extremely proud to be carried by our two main TV broadcasters – Sportsman Channel and the World Fishing Network (WFN). In addition, we are also broadcast on several quality smaller networks and stations such as Rogers Television plus the series is broadcast in countries such as Italy, Poland, France, Russia and Switzerland. Over the past 23 years we have pulled together and developed a talented team of hosts, camera operators and editors to craft a high quality educational documentary series like The New Fly Fisher. Here are some of the main people involved in our series.

Meet the Hosts

Colin McKeown - Producer / TV Host of The New Fly Fisher

Colin has been a fisherman since he was a young boy. A veteran of 20 years service in the Royal Canadian Navy, Colin has been passionate about fly fishing for over 30 years. Colin started The New Fly Fisher television series in 2000. His goal was, and continues to be, helping fly fishers everywhere by giving them a top-quality fly fishing series that will make them better anglers. Now in its 23rd season of broadcast, the series is more popular than ever and is viewed by anglers throughout the world!

Bill Spicer - Host of The New Fly Fisher

Bill has been fishing for more than 40 years and fly-fishing for more than 30. An accomplished fly tier, author, guide, teacher, and is one of only a few IFFF Certified Master Fly Casting Instructors in eastern Canada. Bill is the owner of Tightlines School of Fly Fishing and is known as the Teachers Teacher. A passionate angler his specialty is stalking trout in the cold water streams of Southern Ontario and the Eastern United States. He is also a keen Great Lakes migratory steelhead and salmon angler. Bill is a popular speaker at fly-fishing clubs and events throughout Canada and the USA.


Mark Melnyk - Producer/Host of The New Fly Fisher

Mark Melnyk has been in the television industry for just over 18 years. Actually, with family members in the industry, he’s really been in TV his whole life. Beginning his career at TSN in 1996, Mark’s producing and directing skills were honed profiling major league sports figures.
Mark has been fly fishing since he was twelve and grew up fishing the upper Credit River in southern Ontario Canada. Mark is a seasoned outdoor TV host who satisfies his addiction chasing fish all over north America, in both salt water and fresh. It doesn’t matter the species either, if it has fins, is wet, and eats… Mark will chase it. Mark is a Canadian representative for the International Game Fish Association and is dedicated to conservation of our waters as well as the introduction of the next generation to the sport of fly fishing.
Mark lives in southern Ontario, is married and has 2 aspiring fly fishers in training.

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Phil Rowley - Host of The New Fly Fisher

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Phil has been fly fishing for over 30 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly. But Phil is probably best known for his stillwater exploits.

A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He has authored three books and numerous feature articles and two regular columns. Phil’s first book Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a best seller. In 2014, Phil was the proud recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from Fly Tyer magazine.

In addition to his writing, Phil has five instructional DVD’s. In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing championships.

When he isn’t on the water Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs and conducting fly-fishing schools.  Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home.

Make a point of visiting or following Phil on-line at, or and through his social media channels, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jenna McKeown - Host of The New Fly Fisher

Jenna McKeown has loved fishing since she was a young girl. Now as a young adult attending university, she has learned the basics of fly fishing. Like all good anglers, she welcomes instruction and education on all aspects of fly fishing and fish. She hopes to inspires other young girls and women to learn more about fly fishing and the great outdoors. Currently Jenna is attending university to become a teacher focussed on one day instructing primary grade students in French. Jenna is a passionate singer, songwriter and guitarist. She produces much of the music used in The New Fly Fisher.