2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

Best Humor

category nominees: Streamers Inc by John Arnold / Headhunters Fly Shop Stripn Lebowski by Strip’n Flywear Carpland by Beattie Outdoor Productions Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure by Hank Patterson / Travis Swartz Mongolia – Flyfishing Evolution by Beattie Outdoor Productions

2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

Best Saltwater

category nominees: Early Morning Jungle Poon by Peter Christensen Chanos Chanos [Milkfish] by Jako Lucas / Cpt. Jack Films Strip by Jako Lucas / Cpt. Jack Films In Search of Grande by Angler’s Eye Media Ascension by Dan Decibel Out of Touch by David Mangum / Cavin Brothers Salt – Three Sixty Five by Tight…

steel senate

Wild Steelhead Action Alert

Well, well… it turns out steelhead hatchery supporters are highly organized, plenty loud, and politically savvy. That’s why the Wild Steelhead Coalition is asking all wild steelhead advocates to rally together and make moves toward tomorrow’s Washington State Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the recent Puget…

dead flies

Dead Flies Don’t Swim

When tricos bounce like puffs of smoke up and down Montana’s Missouri River, trout line up in skinny water to slurp, slurp, slurp. Mark Raisler, from Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig, is there waiting. Watch It Via Scumliner Media: “Mark Raisler talking about dry fly fishing and the late-summer Trico hatch on the Missouri River…


Going Bush

According to most Kiwis the term “going bush” has no political or sexual connotations, but instead is a national past time that involves sight-fishing to massive trout in nonsensical settings. Backcountry North Island is Gin-Clear Media’s 7th flyfishing feature film. Check out the trailer. Watch It Via Gin-Clear Media: “The film follows six flyfishers, from different…

Awards DD

2014 Film Awards Winners

With thousands of votes tallied for Reader’s Choice 2014 and a bevy of knockout films from the industry’s leading cinematographers, the 9th Annual Drake Video Awards in Orlando brought the thunder to the Theme Park Capital. The Wrinkle Neck Mules shook the house. The beers flowed. And generous sponsors made it rain swag all evening…

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Blessed be Thy Boat

It’s once again time to consecrate your honorable vessels with Stealthcraft’s 3rd Annual Blessing of the Boats in Baldwin, Michigan. The blessing starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a float down the Manistee River. Then stick around for live music, food, beverages and giveaways from Scientific Anglers of Midland, Ross Reels, Mystic Fly…

bristol bay DD

One Step Closer to Killing Pebble

United defenders of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this week applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest “proposed determination” to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale mining interests using Section 404c of the Clean Water Act. “The EPA previously identified the threats posed by massive mining proposals in the region and now has issued some advance guidance that will…


Knockin’ on the Door

The burning yearnings. Those sweaty, sleepless nights. And that feeling like you were way out of your league. You’ll always remember your first time… with a permit. “Knockin’ on the Door” premiered at The Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards in Orlando. Check it out: Watch it Via World Angling: “The next generation of fly…

Yeti Hopper

Intros: YETI Hopper

What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold. And in the past, Yeti has kept it frosty with its “grizzly proof” but somewhat cumbersome-to-carry Tundra series coolers. It’s new soft-sided Hopper is built for canned beverage mobility, and includes 5.2 gallons of capacity wrapped in 840 denier DryHide™ fabric—similar to the material used in whitewater rafts. “The…

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Reader’s Choice 2014

Flyfishing’s best new movie—AS VOTED BY YOU—will be announced on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in Ballroom G of Orlando’s Rosen Centre Hotel. As an integral part of the 9th Annual Drake Flyfishing Video Awards, presented by Simms Fishing Products, the Reader’s Choice Award allows you and your friends to vote for your favorite…


9th Annual Flyfishing Video Awards

The 9th Annual Drake Magazine Flyfishing Video Awards, presented by Simms, will be held on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in Ballroom G of Orlando’s Rosen Centre Hotel. This true “Best Of” event includes multiple categories and nominees, with winners being announced live, onstage, in Orlando. Polling for the Reader’s Choice Award, in which you…


Big Year: June’s in the Bag

Congrats to Big Year contestant Cory Wheeler for dominating all challengers during the month of June. From peacock bass to creepy snakehead and common snook, Wheeler tallied 11 IGFA-certified species and walks away with an epic swag bag from RIO, Sage, Redington, and William Joseph. Stay tuned and keep the fishy dream alive. More winners to…


Our Two Hands

Our Two Hands is a crowdfunding project set to investigate the complex and intimate relationships between flyfishers and salmonids. It asks: How did we arrive at this crossroads of conservation and sportsmanship and what are the creative alternatives to flawed management practices for salmon and steelhead? Watch it Via Bloodknots Flyfishing: “Welcome to our primary…


Great Big Minnows

For “destination” carping, Michigan is a great place to get trashy. “Great Big Minnows” inflicts Beaver Island fever, with a healthy dose of sight-fishing shots at big lips and wiggling hips. Watch it “This is a premier Carp fly fishing destination, and the flats, fish and community of Beaver Island are incredible. When I asked the…