The Big Bugs have arrived preseason to the West, instigating a riverbank rush to the Henry’s Fork and other prime locales over the past couple of weeks. Always in the thick of it, Drake contributor Bryan Gregson snapped this pic of a cute cuddly gosling being mauled by a big, mean salmonfly. (Hank’s Fork browns eat both, so be prepared…)
Via TroutHunter: “The fishing season here on the Henry’s Fork fired a little sooner than usual last week with the arrival of the Salmonflies. Our quiet little fishing village exploded with energy almost overnight. On most years, we don’t witness this occurrence until the Memorial Holiday Weekend, but with this early big-bug flight, things really got got crankin’ a little sooner. Here’s a little more on that and everything else that’s poppin’ around these parts.”
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.