2015 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards

Best Saltwater

category nominees: Early Morning Jungle Poon by Peter Christensen Chanos Chanos [Milkfish] by Jako Lucas / Cpt. Jack Films Strip by Jako Lucas / Cpt. Jack Films In Search of Grande by Angler’s Eye Media Ascension by Dan Decibel Out of Touch by David Mangum / Cavin Brothers Salt – Three Sixty Five by Tight…

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Wild Steelhead Action Alert

Well, well… it turns out steelhead hatchery supporters are highly organized, plenty loud, and politically savvy. That’s why the Wild Steelhead Coalition is asking all wild steelhead advocates to rally together and make moves toward tomorrow’s Washington State Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the recent Puget…


Going Bush

According to most Kiwis the term “going bush” has no political or sexual connotations, but instead is a national past time that involves sight-fishing to massive trout in nonsensical settings. Backcountry North Island is Gin-Clear Media’s 7th flyfishing feature film. Check out the trailer. Watch It Via Gin-Clear Media: “The film follows six flyfishers, from different…

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Blessed be Thy Boat

It’s once again time to consecrate your honorable vessels with Stealthcraft’s 3rd Annual Blessing of the Boats in Baldwin, Michigan. The blessing starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a float down the Manistee River. Then stick around for live music, food, beverages and giveaways from Scientific Anglers of Midland, Ross Reels, Mystic Fly…

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One Step Closer to Killing Pebble

United defenders of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this week applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest “proposed determination” to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale mining interests using Section 404c of the Clean Water Act. “The EPA previously identified the threats posed by massive mining proposals in the region and now has issued some advance guidance that will…


Knockin’ on the Door

The burning yearnings. Those sweaty, sleepless nights. And that feeling like you were way out of your league. You’ll always remember your first time… with a permit. “Knockin’ on the Door” premiered at The Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Video Awards in Orlando. Check it out: Watch it Via World Angling: “The next generation of fly…

Views and variety along the Snake

Idaho’s South Fork

DURING THE WANING DAYS OF SUMMER 2000, guide Dave Deardorff rowed his drift boat one stroke too far. Idaho’s lower South Fork of the Snake had fished well that afternoon. Cutthroat sipped BWOs under tormented skies, while Deardorff storm-jumped his way downstream. Finally, something angry surrounded him and his two clients. He sunk oar blades…

Yeti Hopper

Intros: YETI Hopper

What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold. And in the past, Yeti has kept it frosty with its “grizzly proof” but somewhat cumbersome-to-carry Tundra series coolers. It’s new soft-sided Hopper is built for canned beverage mobility, and includes 5.2 gallons of capacity wrapped in 840 denier DryHide™ fabric—similar to the material used in whitewater rafts. “The…

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Reader’s Choice 2014

Flyfishing’s best new movie—AS VOTED BY YOU—will be announced on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in Ballroom G of Orlando’s Rosen Centre Hotel. As an integral part of the 9th Annual Drake Flyfishing Video Awards, presented by Simms Fishing Products, the Reader’s Choice Award allows you and your friends to vote for your favorite…


Our Two Hands

Our Two Hands is a crowdfunding project set to investigate the complex and intimate relationships between flyfishers and salmonids. It asks: How did we arrive at this crossroads of conservation and sportsmanship and what are the creative alternatives to flawed management practices for salmon and steelhead? Watch it Via Bloodknots Flyfishing: “Welcome to our primary…


Great Big Minnows

For “destination” carping, Michigan is a great place to get trashy. “Great Big Minnows” inflicts Beaver Island fever, with a healthy dose of sight-fishing shots at big lips and wiggling hips. Watch it “This is a premier Carp fly fishing destination, and the flats, fish and community of Beaver Island are incredible. When I asked the…

Dave Hartman’s cool, quirky creations

The Anti-Artist

THERE WAS A TIME when skateboarder-turnedgraphics- creator Dave Hartman excelled at the art of being aimless. Bucking the law and generally lacking purpose, Hartman bounced from home to home in suburban Arizona and California, rural Alabama, and southern New Hampshire. Until fishing intervened. He found a fly rod and carried it to Montana. And there…