After a high and cloudy Colorado premier at Denver’s Oriental theatre last month, critically-acclaimed documentary Low & Clear—by Kahlil Hudson and Tyler Hughen of Finback Films—continues to kill it.
The Last Salmon Forest from Detonation Studios highlights the ecological imperative of protecting two-million acres of pristine watersheds in southeast AK’s Tongass National Forest—strongholds home to five species of Pacific salmon, as well Dolly Varden, steelhead, sea-run cutts, and rainbows. The teaser is now officially official… and up on Vimeo.
Ketamine, vision quests, and the answers we’re searching for… from artist and flyfisher Bob White Two years ago I interviewed artist, writer, guide, husband, father, and all-around good dude, Bob White. If you read Scott Sadil’s piece in the Spring ’12 issue of The Drake you already know a little about Bob. But to this…Details
The history goes something like this: In 1972 CalTrout fought to restore Hat Creek—winning it a wild trout designation. By 1983 it supported more than 5,000 trout per river mile. And as recently as 2011 those numbers have sunk to less than 1,000 due to a steady deterioration of habitat that’s led to what’s been…Details
No guides, plans, itineraries, or rules, the Provo Bros hit AK for blower pow capped with chrome. Check out the latest 18-minute edit of Steelhead and Spines after the jump.
For those following Casting For Recovery’s annual holiday-online-autction-a-thon—with proceeds destined for its quality of life programs for breast cancer survivors across the country—you officially have two days left to get in on the bidding. Of course, featured in this year’s mix is the stellar collection of classic Atlantic Salmon flies and original art from the…Details
The magazine, the forums, 5 favorite species with two-word descriptions, and a future filled with more fishing. Read more about the life and times of The Drake as it approaches a 15-year milestone in the business. Interview by Monte Burke at Forbes:
Three minutes of mind-bending footage for your morning interweb commute… via the sending-it-large trailer for Into the Mind. Because Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
One year of limited mitigation efforts and wrist-splaps for the energy firm that continues to lace the DSP with toxic levels of benzene Today marks exactly 365 days since Denver-based angler Trevor Tanner noticed an oil sheen flowing from Sand Creek into the South Platte River just downstream of the Suncor oil refinery at Commerce…Details
This week marks the start of Casting for Recovery’s annual holiday auction, with proceeds earmarked for its quality of life retreat program for breast cancer survivors across the United States. Auction items range from vacation destinations and guided trips to rods, reels… and special to this year’s mix: the “final conflaguration” of the Drake Classic…Details
Today’s fly shop is evolving. No longer is it merely a place to stumble in, drop 10 bucks on bugs, exit toward river, and repeat six months later. There’s more to the equation. Successful shops are community builders. Gathering places for the like-minded. Hubs of activity offering wisdoms extending beyond the sale rack.
Come watch a killer film and save some fish. If you’re in Denver next week join us and the Greenbacks for the Colorado Premiere of Low & Clear, an award-winning documentary by Tyler Hughen and Kahlil Hudson.
Idaho guide Ken Bitton recently ran face first into an errant cast attached to a No. 5 AJ. Bitton survived. His battle wound… badass.
Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife stakeholders this week agreed on recommendations that would phase out the use of commercial gillnets by non-tribal fishers on the mainstem lower Columbia River by 2016. The move would prioritize selective recreational fisheries—offset by hatchery-bolstered commercial fisheries in off-channel areas.
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.
The “greenest” president of all time? You’re looking at him. A totally unscientific report in Scientific American reports that Republican Teddy Roosevelt takes top spot over fellow green weenie Richard Nixon.
According to the polls, steelhead are still a lot more fun than elections. Check out prime swing state action via the SuperNatural Tailout teaser.
An Irvine resident—representing PETA—is requesting that the city install a sign to memorialize “the hundreds of soles killed” in an October smash up. The truck carrying 1,600 pounds of live fish and several tanks of pure oxygen crashed with two other vehicles. The oxygen was used to keep the fish alive as they were being…Details
SEATTLE—Washington’s state fish? None other than the iconic, and threatened, steelhead. Pay tribute through November 15 at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum, where “The Magnificent Steelhead” exhibit includes works by Andy Anderson, Jeff Bright, Keith Douglas, Brian Huskey, Brian O’Keefe, Jonathan Marquardt, Dave McCoy, Ken Moorish, Tim Pask, Steve Perih, Mike Savlen, and Bob…Details
The Tongass 77 campaign is a TU- and fishermen-led effort supported by scientists that would require the Forest Service to manage the Tongass’ top 77 salmon-producing watersheds open to development… for fish first. Current threats to the Tongass National Forest include the Timber Task Force’s plan to carve out two million acres for clear-cut logging…Details
When stamp collector/fly-guide extraordinaire Hank Patterson pisses in his waders, rest assured it’s all part of the plan. Check out Part III… and don’t forget to snap it and slap it.