Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

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320 Trailer

One guide and a 320-day mission to fish. Capt. Jako Lucas gets down with GTs, Atlantics, and taimen in this full-bore edit. Watch it “After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards… Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and…

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Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

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Killer Terns of the Columbia

Caspian terns—the Steven Seagals of gulls—are currently ranked “the single most significant (per capita) avian predator” on juvenile steelhead migrating from the Snake River basin and the upper Columbia. “Predation rate estimates based on PIT tag recoveries on Caspian tern colonies indicated that impacts were again highest on upper Columbia River steelhead smolts (14.9 percent depredated…

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Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

WA STEEL ESCAPE

Graphic Truths: Wild Steelhead

Steelhead escapement is defined by the number of fish that survive commercial and recreational fisheries to reach their spawning grounds. This eye-opening infographic for Washington State shows projected goals in relation to actual returns and paints a sobering picture of how wild steelhead numbers stand on a selection of rivers—including the Hoh, Wind, Queets, and…

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Year In Photos—Finalists

Finalists for “Your Year in Photos” photography contest presented by Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake have been selected and voting is underway. The swag giveaway runs through December, with a winner slated to be announced in Jan. “We had a ton of great entries and a lot of creative and thoughtful images—a big thank…

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Year In Photos—Finalists

Finalists for “Your Year in Photos” photography contest presented by Trouts Fly Fishing and The Drake have been selected and voting is underway. The swag giveaway runs through December, with a winner slated to be announced in Jan. “We had a ton of great entries and a lot of creative and thoughtful images—a big thank…

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Wyoming Timelapse

What we know about Wyoming: Nuking winds, devoid of humans, and arctic-like winters. It’s a real shame no fish live there either. Despite the blatant false-advertising, this timelapse collection is cool. Watch it Via ghostkollective.com: “It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming…

Timelapse

Wyoming Timelapse

What we know about Wyoming: Nuking winds, devoid of humans, and arctic-like winters. It’s a real shame no fish live there either. Despite the blatant false-advertising, this timelapse collection is cool. Watch it Via ghostkollective.com: “It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming…

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Can They Spot Illegal Salmon Farms Too?

In addition to spying on neighbors and looking at the outside of their houses—from inside their houses—researchers at the University of British Columbia have found yet another practical use for Google Earth technology. Using the satellite imagery scientists have discovered that large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be netting nearly six times more fish…

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Can They Spot Illegal Salmon Farms Too?

In addition to spying on neighbors and looking at the outside of their houses—from inside their houses—researchers at the University of British Columbia have found yet another practical use for Google Earth technology. Using the satellite imagery scientists have discovered that large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be netting nearly six times more fish…

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Kings are Cool

Long Live the King tells the story of Alaska’s king salmon fishery, where numbers have plummeted in recent years on several of the state’s most iconic rivers. It also delivers a full dose of beastly chinook of the catch-and-released variety. Watch it “In addition, what is starting to seem like an all out war on salmon–mining,…

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Kings are Cool

Long Live the King tells the story of Alaska’s king salmon fishery, where numbers have plummeted in recent years on several of the state’s most iconic rivers. It also delivers a full dose of beastly chinook of the catch-and-released variety. Watch it “In addition, what is starting to seem like an all out war on salmon–mining,…

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Casting A Voice (For Steelhead)

Casting a Voice examines the implications of building crude oil pipelines through British Columbia’s world-class watersheds. The verdict? The Skeena River drainage deserves better than that. Watch it According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and…

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Casting A Voice (For Steelhead)

Casting a Voice examines the implications of building crude oil pipelines through British Columbia’s world-class watersheds. The verdict? The Skeena River drainage deserves better than that. Watch it According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and…

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Cutthroat Pop. Plummets to 750

Even more endangered than the elusive tree octopus, there are now less than 750 native greenback cutthroat living in the wild. The last pack of hanging-ons inhabits a remote, high-gradient stream that the conservation-focused Colorado Greenbacks organization is working to protect. Watch it Via the Greenbacks: “Through January of 2014 we’re running an Indiegogo Project…

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Cutthroat Pop. Plummets to 750

Even more endangered than the elusive tree octopus, there are now less than 750 native greenback cutthroat living in the wild. The last pack of hanging-ons inhabits a remote, high-gradient stream that the conservation-focused Colorado Greenbacks organization is working to protect. Watch it Via the Greenbacks: “Through January of 2014 we’re running an Indiegogo Project…

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The Shallow Season

David Mangum and the crew at Shallow Water Expeditions introduce a fifth season in this heavy-hitting skinny water edit. Check out “The Shallow Season”, starring the best redfishing footage you’ll see all week. Via Shallow Water Expeditions: “As the Fall set in and weather cools the Fly fishing for redfish here in our local water…

Shallow Season

The Shallow Season

David Mangum and the crew at Shallow Water Expeditions introduce a fifth season in this heavy-hitting skinny water edit. Check out “The Shallow Season”, starring the best redfishing footage you’ll see all week. Via Shallow Water Expeditions: “As the Fall set in and weather cools the Fly fishing for redfish here in our local water…

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Skins & Fins

Terrace, B.C., boasts stashes of awesomeness from bottom to top. On the ground it straddles the banks of the Skeena, with stone’s-throw access to some of the planet’s best wild steelhead tribs. And at altitude, you’ll find a backcountry experience marked by massive annual snowfall and untouched lines. Skins & Fins drops in with just…

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Skins & Fins

Terrace, B.C., boasts stashes of awesomeness from bottom to top. On the ground it straddles the banks of the Skeena, with stone’s-throw access to some of the planet’s best wild steelhead tribs. And at altitude, you’ll find a backcountry experience marked by massive annual snowfall and untouched lines. Skins & Fins drops in with just…

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Long Shot

Proving that people who flyfish for carp are freakish—in an awesome way—”Long Shot” follows an angling couple’s love of ol’ rubberlips across Colorado’s Front Strange. Watch It Via The Fly Collective: Jay Zimmerman and Erin Block share glimpses in to their lives as authors, creators of proven fly patterns, and anglers. Fly fishing for carp…

Long Shot

Long Shot

Proving that people who flyfish for carp are freakish—in an awesome way—”Long Shot” follows an angling couple’s love of ol’ rubberlips across Colorado’s Front Strange. Watch It Via The Fly Collective: Jay Zimmerman and Erin Block share glimpses in to their lives as authors, creators of proven fly patterns, and anglers. Fly fishing for carp…

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Dear Steelhead: Be Safe Out There

Thanks to a new report from ecologists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the ocean’s impact on species survival—such as juvenile steelhead and salmon leaving the Columbia and entering the Pacific—is one step closer to being solved. “The study provides a snapshot of salmon behavior at a crucial time, after a migration from…

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Dear Steelhead: Be Safe Out There

Thanks to a new report from ecologists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the ocean’s impact on species survival—such as juvenile steelhead and salmon leaving the Columbia and entering the Pacific—is one step closer to being solved. “The study provides a snapshot of salmon behavior at a crucial time, after a migration from…

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Alaska Mega-Dam Proposal Gets “Very Real”

Overshadowed by Pebble Mine but equally troubling when it comes to potential for a large-scale environmental beatdown, a dam proposal targeting the Susitna River continues to make headway. Alaska recently authorized expenditures of $165 million to push the project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s expedited permitting process. Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel, who’ve teamed…