We’re Dave & Amelia Jensen. Home to us is Pincher Creek in SW Alberta, Canada, at the doorstep of the southern Canadian Rockies and its incredible network of trout rivers and streams minutes from home. We recently moved from central Alberta as these waters run gin-clear and provide us opportunity to sight-fish and film incredible scenes of fly fishing engagement. It also allows us to travel to film across the NW.
When the snow flies in Alberta, Canada we travel 2 to 3 months to fly fish New Zealand. We travel modestly in a 4×4 van, poking through various valleys and watersheds, dissecting one valley to the next as there are always hidden tributaries to explore. These days always bring several moments of magic with fish, birds, or the weather. It’s simply a rod, light pack, lunch and our camera. Home to us, the feeling of connection, fulfillment, joy, and wholeness comes from our life on the water, together. We love sharing these moments with others through hosting trips or capturing moments on our camera. We prefer to be under-stated.
Our career thus far has given us opportunity to guide fly fishing & expedition trips; own & operate a back country camp-style lodge at Fortress Lake Retreat (nominated as the Orvis Endorsed Expedition of the year 3 times, winning twice); owned & published the Alberta Fishing Guide, Alberta’s largest and longest running fishing magazine; produce VOD/DVD production (Sight-Fishing Trout Rivers, The Brown Trout Project, and Fly Fishing Alberta’s Hatches). Our video work has supported many tv shows and web projects and our articles and photographs have appeared in dozens of various publications globally.
Community involvement has been a core of who we are. Amelia was vice-president of the Casting For Life Retreat for 6 years, a fly-fishing retreat for breast cancer survivors. She was also heavily involved with the Women’s Fly Fishing Association for some time. From 1996 to 2006 we hosted the Fly Fish Alberta online Forum, then Canada’s busiest fly fishing forum with 11M hits a month.
We’ve long believed that anglers are our resource’s best advocates and we’ve have had deep influence & input in provincial level Alberta Fisheries with 20+ years involvement in various committees, lobbies, court cases, etc that have woven regulations, emergency seasonal closures, watershed fisheries management plans, species management plans, and habitat preservation. Through involvement with conservation groups, anglers and government, we’ve led a dedicated life. We’ve extended the same where possible in New Zealand as well.
Our involvement with Orvis Fly Fishing began in the mid 1990s. We’ve had considerable footage used in the Orvis “Learn To Fly Fish” Learning Center. We continue to develop Orvis’ Master-Class Monday advanced tactics video series. Amelia is part of Orvis’ Women in Leadership program. Amelia had a great interview with Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis regarding women in fly fishing, what guiding & sight-fishing is really like. Listen here. We’ve been Orvis field testers since 2008 (rods, waders, boots, packs, clothing, etc) “Orvis has been working with the Jensens for more than 10 years and they always deliver. From detailed field testing feedback, to collaborating on which problems to solve next, they are among our most trusted advisers. They are always willing to go the extra mile when needed. No team in fly fishing has the complete package like Dave and Amelia. Our product has improved thanks to their involvement.” Shawn Combs, Director Product Development/Design – Fish/Hunt
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