Meet The Host
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 four FFF Certified Master Fly Casting Instructors in eastern Canada. A
passionate angler his specialty is stalking trout in the cold water streams of
Southern Ontario and the Eastern United States.
Colin has been a fisherman since he was a young boy. A
veteran of 20 years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, Colin has been
passionate about fly fishing for over 20 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.
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 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 four 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 guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home. Make a point of visiting or following Phil on-line at, www.flycraftangling.com or www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com and through his social media channels, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Having worked on CBC TV drama Heartland and previously a fly fishing TV host on Outdoor Channel, she joined The New Fly Fisher as a host in 2013. Rebekka's career is enveloped around her passions of fly fishing, photography, the outdoors, travel & film. She is the founder of RR horse rescue. A fly fisher, artist, an accomplished equestrian, conservationist, humanitarian, animal advocate, published writer and is a competitive martial artist that holds a black belt in TKD.
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 Toronto, Ontario is married and has 2 aspiring fly fishers in training. For more on Mark, check him out at www.markmelnyk.com.