Your basic Rockport, Texas, fishing guide normally comes in two distinct flavors – old and crusty or young and enthusiastic. After fishing with about a dozen different guides around Rockport during the past 13 years or so, I still can’t decide which kind of guide I like better.
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.