RENO, NV—This month the Biggest Little City in the World played host to the booziest little film awards show in the country. Now that the dice have been rolled, A/V dust-ups adverted, and films/beers consumed, we are proud to present to you The Drake Magazine’s 7th Annual Fly Fishing Video Awards, presented by Simms, in its entirety. (Likely tomorrow morning, and no later than Thanksgiving… I promise.)
Meantime, check out “The Last Salmon Forest” by Detonation Studios—this year’s winner in the Best Cinematography category. Big congrats to filmmakers Ian Majszak and Brian Gregson for your solid effort.
From the shooters: “After a grueling but rewarding 11 day shoot in South East Alaska’s Tongass National Forest we were invited to submit a digital short for The Drake film awards. With only a handful of days to edit this is our submission that won an award for Best Cinematography. Gratitude—To all the phenomenal Alaskans that put a roof over our head, kept us fed and opened up their lives to us. Without their support this project would not have been possible.”
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.