If a casual boffing in the bush is your thing, have at it because who are we to judge. Steve Casimiro over at the Adventure Journal is on a search for scientific answers regarding the latter. He asks, “What’s Your Position on Sex in the Outdoors?” What we really want to know is, “What…Details
Sad news across the interwebs this week as Kaufmann’s Streamborn flyshop bolted its Tigard, OR, doors with little explanation to longstanding customers. According to the latest from Laura Gunderson at The Oregonian, shop owner Lance Kaufmann plans to file for bankruptcy protection next week.Details
Although a 10-piece bucket of the Colonel’s finest and reruns of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are amazingly delicious, we’ve always had a sneaky suspicion southern culture ran deeper. Enter Southern Culture on the Fly’s spring preview issue—”the thaw”—filled with grit, and grits, among other tasty morsels.Details
Scott Willoughby is The Denver Post’s new outdoors editor. Evidently, covering quagmires of the day—climate change, access issues, energy development, et cetera—have stymied his cake-walk visions of weekly fishing excursions, honing his sporting clay skills, and spending more time outdoors. It’s something we can empathize with… for we, too, believe it’s time to go…Details
This past weekend The Drake dropped into Bozeangeles, MT, to sponsor the 1st Annual Ice Out Shoot Out component of Simms’ spring 2011 Ice Out shindig.
America houses upwards of 394 National Parks—from Alcatraz Island to Zion. And Saturday marks the beginning of National Park Week (April 16-24). According to the National Park Service, this year’s focus is “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” highlighting connections between human and environmental health “and the vital role America’s national parks play in both.” This…Details
sheening v. 1. the terms “sheened” and “sheening” connote partying, questionable decision-making and public humiliation. —The New York Times Wetsville, WA—The loop of fly line hung just below my reel, pinched between my index finger and thumb. The line straightened against the eyelets of my rod and the spool on my reel gave line. One turn. Two…Details
Capt. Don Gable (LTD on The Drake message board) and angler Mike Dawes recently clinched first place at the esteemed, 6th annual March Merkin permit tourney held at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club. The duo landed three fish in three days. Twenty-six guide/angler teams competed in the event, which saw a total of ten…Details
“They include allowing spearfishing for permit in federal waters but not in state waters, and banning South Florida anglers from keeping them during the summer spawning months. The proposals create and/or extend state rules into federal waters, where currently there are no regulations.” Source LinkDetails
NEW JERSEY—Patagonia Inc. recently pledged $2.3 million toward the purchase of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, as part of its Communities for Cultural Eternity initiative. “We’ve selected Seaside because we strongly believe it’s one of the final frontiers of contemporary Americana teetering on the brink of its last 15-minutes,” says company founder, Yvon Chouinard.
Classic “hook-and-bullet” titles such as Field & Stream have graced magazine racks for more than a hundred years, successfully cultivating readerships in the million+ range. Author David Petersen explores the wrinkled genre, operating along what he points to as a “triad of how-to, where-to and product hype.” Although The Drake does not make the…Details
Annual Salmonfly hatches are calendar-marked events for good reason. Punch-drunk fish smashing massive bugs? Sign us up. But in the Upper Colorado River ecosystem hatches continue to be diverted to the brink, according to a recent article in The Denver Post.Details
Being that we’re in the business of delivering pages lathered in words of various shapes, sizes and colors, keeping up with the constant evolution of contemporary vernacular is key. It’s shocking how quickly “coat” has recently caught on. (And we’ve found they’re great for foul-weather fishing, too.)Details
Yep, it’s March, and it’s bracket madness. In addition to basketball, here are two more (both somewhat fishy) to get you fired up for the season.
BUTTE—When it comes to stripping stream access rights, flyfishers—generally a peaceful group—come ready to collectively throwdown. Earlier this week more than 350 Montanans swarmed the Senate Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation Committee hearing in opposition to HB 309. The bill, carried by Rep. Jeff Welborn, R-Dillon, would allow landowners to block public access to waterways diverted for…Details