Tarpon continue to beat humans into submission no matter where they roam—including Cuba. A little megalops edit from the forbidden land to fuel the stoke. Enjoy.
“In the Caribbean Sea, there is a fish that frustrates fishermen that seek it. An ancestral fish that reaches colossal sizes and, when feeling trapped, flies through the air. It is the king of the warm waters, a colossus with an armored mouth that makes the sharper and most modern hooks useless. We went after it on the seas of Cuba, with the strong conviction of fishing it, and willing to be humiliated over and over by the MEGALOPS ATLANTICUS.”
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.