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Colorado’s Anglers All fly shop is getting set to detonate its annual Mile-High 25 showdown — the world’s premier “Catch, Photo, Release” tourney. For 2019, more than 50 teams will test skills against 25 eligible species on the fly. From muskie to wiper to bluegill to splake, last season’s attendees landed 24 out of 25 targets, with the winning duo scoring a fishy royal flush of 19 species. All state waters are in play — warm or cold, as long as they’re wet. And with only one weekend of fishing, strategy is key. “We’re taking anglers out of their regular trout-fishing scenarios,” says shop owner Chris Keeley, “It’s all about exploring new waters and having fun.” Registration is now open. Here’s a taste of what’s in store …

 

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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.

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