Jose Wejebe, who hosted Spanish Fly, a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN, died two years ago when his kit plane plummeted into a field shortly after take-off from Florida’s Everglades Airpark.
In celebration of his life, as well as what would have been an upcoming birthday on January 18, friends and family members are reaching out to the greater fishing community to help pass along the gift of fishing to future generations.
In the days leading up to January 18, we want the fishing community to:
· Get out of the office and out on the water.
· Introduce a friend, family or a stranger to the sport of fishing.
· Learn or teach something new: secret spot, how to tie a fly or tricks of the trade.
· When you catch … let go, let ‘em grow.
Document the day with a pic, post it to your Facebook Pages, Twitter Feeds, Instagram feeds, e-blasts, blogs, etc., and use #fishforjose in the description. The hashtag will be tracked in order to share great content.
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.