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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Headlines: June 23, 2010

BP Oil Spills Into PensacolaCapt. Bryan “Bear” Holeman relayed a handful of sticky, tarball images to The Drake late last night. From GovMonitor—”On June 23, oil mousse was discovered between the Pensacola Beach Pier and the ranger station at Fort Pickens gate, approximately three miles in length. Cleanup crews are on site. Dime to five inch-sized…

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BP Oil Spills Into Pensacola

Capt. Bryan “Bear” Holeman relayed a handful of sticky, tarball images to The Drake late last night. From GovMonitor—”On June 23, oil mousse was discovered between the Pensacola Beach Pier and the ranger station at Fort Pickens gate, approximately three miles in length. Cleanup crews are on site. 

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Fly Fishing 101

Orvis recently teamed with TU to introduce new flyfishers to the sport, as well as its leading conservation organization. Every Saturday through July, participating Orvis locations are offering free fly-casting classes as well as instruction on rigging fly-rod-and-reel outfits.

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Headlines: June 22, 2010

Gulf Oil: In PhotosTwo apprehensive months into one of the most menacing environmental travesties this country has experienced, Yahoo News has compiled a telling collection of images from the Gulf. “The oil keeps coming and coming, and cleanupworkers can only try to keep the oil from the shores, from the animals, from the way of life…

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Gulf Oil: In Photos

Two apprehensive months into one of the most menacing environmental travesties this country has experienced, Yahoo News has compiled a telling collection of images from the Gulf. “The oil keeps coming and coming, and cleanupworkers can only try to keep the oil from the shores, from the animals, from the

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Headlines: June 21, 2010

Massive Marlin Winnings StrippedNORTH CAROLINA—An unlicensed crew member may have cost a boat a heaping $900,000 in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina.The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Andy Thomossan, the fisherman who caught a record-setting 883-pound blue marlin on June 14, said tournament officials stripped the Hatteras-based boat Citation of the…

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Massive Marlin Winnings Stripped

NORTH CAROLINA—An unlicensed crew member may have cost a boat a heaping $900,000 in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina.The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Andy Thomossan, the fisherman who caught a record-setting 883-pound blue marlin on June 14, said tournament officials stripped the Hatteras-based boat Citation of the title and the…

PlaqueminesFlyGuides

Headlines: June 18, 2010

Support Plaquemines FlyGuidesPlaquemines FlyGuides was created to generate relief income in the wake of the recent oil spill in the Gulf for flyfishing guides and their families, who work year-round, full-time out of Lower Plaquemines Parish. “We’re still out on the water as many days as possible but due to the recent oil spill in…

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Teton Dam—Try it Again?

IDAHO—Thirty-four years ago, eastern Idaho changed forever. The eight-month-old Teton Dam, on the Teton River near Rexburg, failed—drowning 11 people and 18,000 head of livestock and causing $2 billion in damage. The state of Idaho and BuRec are now investigating ways to boost state water supply. That includes, perhaps, a new Teton Dam. “The environmental…

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Or Try This Instead…

A petition calling for a stretch of the Teton River to be designated flyfishing only is circulating in the Valley. The idea is that the designation would stimulate the local economy, at least according to Rob Merrill, who is behind the initiative. He says bait fishing and spin casting just aren’t

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Support Plaquemines FlyGuides

Plaquemines FlyGuides was created to generate relief income in the wake of the recent oil spill in the Gulf for flyfishing guides and their families, who work year-round, full-time out of Lower Plaquemines Parish. “We’re still out on the water as many days as possible but due to the recent oil spill in the Gulf,…

Drake

Headlines: June 16, 2010

Blatant Self PromotionThe Drake Spring/Summer 2010 issue hit newsstands this week. Check it out: The Main Events; Dispatches from the Gulf; Fishing the Heartland; Sulphurs; 7 Caddis; Tim Borski; John Jackson; and much, much more. Did we mention Page 6 Chix? Yep, it’s there, too.Source Link “Trenchmouth” Gets its DueWe’ve been extolling the virtues of…

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Chevron Joins the Club

SALT LAKE CITY—As if BP’s Gulf oil spill debacle wasn’t enough, today city officials closed public access to Utah’s Jordan River as a result of cleanup efforts due to Saturday’s oil spill. “Chevron and multiple federal, state, and local agencies are continuing to deal with the aftermath of Saturday’s pipeline fracture that sent an estimated 33,000…

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Headlines: June 15, 2010

Missing Sockeye InvestigationVANCOUVER—The recent collapse of sockeye salmon stocks in B.C.’s Fraser River has sparked an official investigation, which is expected to get underway in Vancouver today. “The Cohen Commission of Inquiry launches the first three days of what is expected to be a lengthy and technical probe into the disappearance of almost 10 million…

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Deschutes Weekend Bender

“Our guide, Steelhead Joe—his moniker, not mine—was in the midst of a severe bender. He had slept a combined six hours in three days, during which he’d rowed 60 miles in pursuit of steelhead. He was a father of two and a former golf pro in California who’d moved to Oregon four years earlier, caught…

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Missing Sockeye Investigation

VANCOUVER—The recent collapse of sockeye salmon stocks in B.C.’s Fraser River has sparked an official investigation, which is expected to get underway in Vancouver today. “The Cohen Commission of Inquiry launches the first three days of what is expected to be a lengthy and technical probe into the disappearance of almost 10 million fish from…

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Headlines: June 14, 2010

Na-Cho Average Fishing AdAlthough we loathe almost everything about the word “extreme” as it applies to flyfishing, we like this video short—a Doritos Super Bowl ad contest submission. Flyfishing from planes, quality snacks, and bikinis. Extremely delicious.Source Link Bluefin BluesEarlier this year the feds moved to stop international trade on all bluefins, but, in an…

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Bluefin Blues

Earlier this year the feds moved to stop international trade on all bluefins, but, in an abrupt turnaround, are now allowing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries to leave the daily limit for commercial anglers at three giants or large mediums per day.

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Headlines: June 11, 2010

Outside in AspenASPEN—This weekend marks the inaugural Outside in Aspen kick off—a weekend-long outdoors binge of hiking, biking, and flyfishing put on by Outside Magazine and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. We were supposed to go fishing, but with Ruedi reservoir on the brink of run-off madness, we’re holed up in the quaint digs of…