The Big Year is back. And for the next 12 months, it’s not about the biggest fish, it’s about the most species caught on a fly rod. Now through April 21, 2018, post a picture of you with your fish on The Drake’s Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter page. Whoever posts the most different species, that they caught starting on April 22, 2017 (no cheating!), will be the Grand Prize winner. This includes a 3-night, 2-day stay at Turneffe Flats in Belize. There’ll also be monthly and quarterly winners, with some great prizes—rods, reels, line, coolers, sunglasses, gear—provided by our sponsors.
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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.