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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Outside in Aspen

ASPEN—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 the super-swanky…

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Phaser Guns and Fish Farms

VANCOUVER—Canadian actor William Shatner has lent his iconic prowess to help urge Canadians in the fight for preserving British Columbia’s remaining wild salmon resources. The former Star Trek captain recently teamed up with Fin Donnelly, the federal New Democrat Fisheries and Oceans critic, who introduced a private member’s bill last month that would force fish…

Charlie_Meyers

Headlines: June 9, 2010

Celebrate Charlie MeyersFairplay Colorado—This Saturday, June 12, the Town of Fairplay, CO welcomes all fisherman, hunters, skiers, and outdoorsman to celebrate the life of Charlie Meyers, during a full day of fishing and various daylong activities. Meyers was the longtime outdoor writer for the Denver Post, and the former editor-at-large for Angling Trade. He passed…

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Celebrate Charlie Meyers

Fairplay Colorado—This Saturday, June 12, the Town of Fairplay, CO welcomes all fisherman, hunters, skiers, and outdoorsman to celebrate the life of Charlie Meyers, during a full day of fishing and various daylong activities. Meyers was the longtime outdoor writer for the Denver Post, and the former editor-at-large for Angling Trade. He passed away in…

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How to Help Oil Spill Victims

Vanity Fair writer Claire Bernard explores the adverse affects of the Deepwater Horizon spill on the lives of local fishermen living in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish: “B.P. is saying it will make this community whole again, but what does that really mean? Fishermen are eagerly signing up for the company’s Vessel of Opportunity, which is hiring boats and crews…

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Headlines: June 8, 2010

Big Cats Prefer CalvinBronx Zoo—To wine and dine Sasha, a 450-pound Siberian tiger at the Bronx Zoo, try serving beef and rabbit. To lure him for a snack, whip out the frozen treats his zookeepers call “bloodcicles.” But to really get his olfactory engines running, you need the secret weapon: Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men.Source Link…

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Headlines: June 7, 2010

BP Spews Toxic BullLondon—”The toxic bullshit, which began to spew from the mouths of BP executives shortly after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April, has completely devastated the Gulf region, delaying cleanup efforts, affecting thousands of jobs, and endangering the lives of all nearby wildlife.”Source Link What About Tarpon?Gulf of Mexico—In…

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What About Tarpon?

Gulf of Mexico—In response to the question, “How will the oil spill impact tarpon?” fisheries experts are drawing blanks. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTU) says, “There are a lot of potential problems, including: impacts on spawning; effects of toxins on eggs and larvae; disruption of migrations; disruptions of feeding… disruptions of the food web; oil…

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Ask Not What Your Trade Show Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Your Trade Show

Fellow Flyfishermen, With the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD), now only three months away (September 9-11), I thought I would take a moment to encourage all of you to attend. Why? Because attending will help you, it will help your business, and it will help the flyfishing industry as a whole. While not perfect,…

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Headlines: May 30 2010

Hard Time A San Francisco real estate developer who was sentenced earlier this week for tax evasion has been given a second federal prison term in a separate case for poaching protected steelhead trout. Luke Brugnara, 46, will serve the two sentences concurrently, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Jack Gillund. In the more recent sentencing, Brugnara…

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Hard Time

A San Francisco real estate developer who was sentenced earlier this week for tax evasion has been given a second federal prison term in a separate case for poaching protected steelhead trout. Luke Brugnara, 46, will serve the two sentences concurrently, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Jack Gillund. In the more recent sentencing, Brugnara was…

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Headlines: May 27 2010

Farm vs FishIn the ongoing Delta water rights fight, Federal Judge, Oliver Wanger lifts limits on restrictions pumping California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta waters to  farmland and cities in a five hour hearing on Tuesday. While the Southern and Central state agribusiness, water districts, and users rejoice, the environmentalist and fishermen are dismayed with the ruling. Source Link

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Farm vs Fish

In the ongoing Delta water rights fight, Federal Judge, Oliver Wanger lifts limits on restrictions pumping California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta waters to  farmland and cities in a five hour hearing on Tuesday. While the Southern and Central state agribusiness, water districts, and users rejoice,

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Headlines: May 25, 2010

Less Toxic Please.The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP PLC on Thursday to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of several steps the government took to crack down on the oil giant. The moves come amid a growing sense of frustration with the…

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Less Toxic Please.

The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP PLC on Thursday to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of several steps the government took to crack down on the oil giant. The moves come amid a growing sense of frustration with the company’s failure…

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Columbia Basin Salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Obama administration has made no major changes to a plan to protect endangered wild salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin, dismaying salmon advocates who say they expected more. The government on Thursday submitted revisions for a 2008 Bush-era biological plan to U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland. Redden said…

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Headlines: May 22 2010

 Columbia Basin SalmonPORTLAND, Ore. — The Obama administration has made no major changes to a plan to protect endangered wild salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin, dismaying salmon advocates who say they expected more. The government on Thursday submitted revisions for a 2008 Bush-era biological plan to U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland. Redden said…

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Bonefish Trackers

BTT’s Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far.

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DEP Monitors Gulf Disaster

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection has a new website designed to continuously update the public with the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline.

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Headlines: May 21, 2010

Bonefish TrackersBTT’s Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far. More recaptures will build a…

Michigan-Fire

Headlines: May 20, 2010

Fires Stoke Lower Peninsula FearsMichigan fire crews are battling two wildfires threatening areas around some of Michigan’s best trout fishing areas. True North Trout reports that the larger of the two fires, the Meridian Boundary fire, is contained but not under control. According to Michigan DNR, the fire has burned approximately 7,520 acres in an area adjoining the South Branch…