Happy Father’s Day

We all gotta start somewhere… Of all the letters we receive at The Drake, none is more common than those written by sons or daughters or grandchildren, telling us how either their dad or grandfather introduced them to the sport. You know the image: Friendly-faced, white-haired grandpa standing ankle-high in a river, helping his grandson cast. You know the…


Guide School

Saturday Wake at 11:00. Practice straight-faced recitals of: “It’s really more of a mid-day fishery.” Anyone up before 9:00 will be sequestered for remainder of week. Anyone up at 6:00 saying “Let’s go for bagels!” will be sent home immediately. Afternoon seminar: co-opting expertise—sponging off of your buddy’s success stories. Extra workshop: Motivational Flyfishing with…


The Notorious PMD

Ain’t no dun like a pale morning dun, dog! Whadup, yo! Thought I’d drop in and give you a little lesson on His Paleness. I’m hatchin’ my ass off from now till Rocktober, so I’d suggest packin’ plenty of me into that gay chest pack of yours—‘specially out West. West is the best, beeyotch!


Introducing Satire

Re: Drake Management Restructuring We received reams of mail regarding the “Drake Management Restructuring” satire piece in the current issue. For the record, what you hold in your hands is NOT the last print edition of The Drake. The 17th issue, Spring/Summer 2010, will in fact be our largest print issue to date—a testament to…

Feeding Time

Feeding Time

A Tightloop Productions film Thanks for making Feeding Time. Your soulful approach to a fly fishing film was long overdue in the industry. I think as the film makes its way through various fly fishing circles, you will hear a collective sigh of relief from viewers (similar to readers’ first experience with The Drake) when…