Drake Magazine Flyfishing Movie Awards 2019

Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Movie of the Year – 2019

  Movie of the Year Nominees Big Land Tight Loops/Aimee and Chase Bartee Artifishal Josh “Bones” Murphy/Patagonia Glorious Bastards Capt. Jack Productions One Path Ross Purnell/Tim Cremin Alignment  Eric Jackson & Vantage Cinema Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys Nomadic Studio/Lucas and Meigan Bell Winner, Movie of the Year: Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys Nomadic Studio/Lucas and Meigan…

PHOTO BY MORGAN HEIM

Smoke on the Water

Marijuana cultivation’s impacts on our rivers Chris and James stand on the lawn behind Indian Creek Resort, stomping their feet against the cold while passing a joint back and forth. Recreational pot has been legal in California since January 2019, so the two aren’t breaking any laws. Tomorrow the three of us will be rafting…

A FLY ROD, NOT A GILLNET, IS HOW TO CHASE PERMIT

PHOTO BY COREY KRUITBOSCH

Hoping for a Net Loss

The push to ban gillnets in Belize At a Guatemalan fish-processing plant in spring of 2019, a team of journalists saw something that would make any flats angler cringe: several 80-gallon drums filled with salted permit. The journalists, from the Belizean newspaper The Reporter, were there to examine Guatemala’s shark-fishing trade, and the problems it…

A FAT BATCH OF NEWLY MINTED ELWHA CHROME.

PHOTO BY SHANE ANDERSON

Undeleted – Story of Elwha River

The return of the Elwha’s steelhead Give a rainbow trout a direct line to the ocean and you have a potential steelhead. Throw a dam in its path and watch anadromy hit a wall. Salmonids in Washington State’s Elwha River, on the northeastern edge of the rain-soaked Olympic Peninsula, found their long-lost gateway to the…

WMY9P7 Aerial view from U.S. Coast Guard helicopter supporting search and rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. (9-4-19)

The DrakeCast Episode #53 – Dorian’s Wake

Just a week ago, Hurricane Dorian carved a scar into the soul of the Bahamas. In this episode we profile a lifelong Bahamian guide, talk to a lodge owner about the current state of the island, and learn how you can help those affected by the storm from the seat of your fly-tying station or…

Video Dayz: The Mend

“The Mend” is a heartfelt story about a promising high-school football coach, who’s star player is also his son. After losing the championship game to crosstown rivals, a rift forms in the family dynamic. Years later the father-son duo, with the help of a river, find a way to reconnect. Directed by Broc J. Isabelle.…

CHICKEE CHECK-IN TIME.

PHOTO BY JEREMY CLARK

Swamped

Revivalists and renegades in South Florida’s Everglades It begins as a subtle unzippering across the surface. Nothing more than shape and motion—forcing the brain to calculate distance to target, direction of movement, and speed of travel. These computations form the basis of what comes next: an attempt to drop a bottlecap-sized fly in the path…