Drake Magazine Back Issues 2014

Drake Magazine Back Issue Content: 2014

Spring – Silver Tiger Taimen, Shop Dogs, Starting Out, The Lake Trout Issue, Colorado Stoners Go Fishing, I Went Steelheading Today

Summer – Holy Trinity of the Right Coast, What the Smallmouth Tells Us, Brown Drake Bonanza, The Bass Phase, Idaho’s South Fork.

Fall – Hating the Thompson, A Fisherman’s Monument, Black Tar Permit, Insert Trout, Here.

Winter – DIY Dialectic, Meet the Metolius, Pyramid Scheme, Postcards from Playa Blanca

Chill Out

Pesca Maya’s energy revolution Rogelio Velasco has owned Yucatan-based Pesca Maya fishing resort for 19 years, so he knows the challenge of producing off-the-grid electricity, especially for power-hungry air conditioners. Pesca Maya, like all Ascension Bay resorts, sits inside the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, where power lines don’t exist and aren’t forthcoming. So instead, most…

Fundamentally Rare

Behavior-based conservation The Belizean coastline stretches along 239 miles of pleasant places to visit. Tourists who come here, even for the first time, often want to help save it. And there’s a lot to save in Belize—jaguars and Scarlet Macaws and lots and lots of fish. There’s also plenty to save the country from, like…

Wild vs. Hatchery Steelhead

Oregon and Washington face their future The state fish and game departments for Washington and Oregon both face a major dilemma: how to adequately protect what remains of their wild steelhead, while also continuing to produce hatchery steelhead for the many anglers who like to bring one home for dinner.

I Went Steelheading Today

Not that it mattered I’d planned to fish something new, and was ready for a bold adventure. But then I remembered promising my buddy that I’d do some light mechanical work on his stupid Accord that evening. That guy doesn’t even fish. Anyway, no one likes exploring with a time constraint, so I resigned myself…

Colorado Stoners Go Fishing

And you’re invited. Back in January, NOAA meteorologists reported a brilliant haze-like anomaly ascending into the atmosphere high above Colorado’s famed 14ers. Dubbed the “Puffy Grail” it’s since been attributed to a mass exhale sparked by lawmakers legalizing in-state recreational marijuana sales. It’s now kosher to purchase and smoke pot in Colorado—where Johnny Law allows—and…


127 Hours. An un-edited collection of GoPro footage from my summer spent guiding on the Madison. Nine Pounds of Melted Mono. Art project using 60 spools of Trilene, a campfire, and two bottles of Evan Williams. Book Project: Tuesdays with Cheney: 50 Places You’ll Never Flyfish Before You Die Because Obamacare Pilfered Your Savings and…

Silver Tiger Taimen

One salmon to rule them all Photos by John Sherman On the hundred-and-first cast the first strip felt dull, the second heavy, and the third came tight with a thuggish throb. Silver and pink flashed underwater a split second before the river broke in a shower of water ten feet across. “Taimen! Taimen! Taimen!” yelled…