In the final days of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump broke from his swing-state rallies and made several unexpected tour stops over the weekend. In Dutch John, Utah, on Sunday, Trump and his entourage exited the billionaire’s gold-plated chopper and hit the drift-boat littered streets of Guide Row, where the nominee was snapped eating a bratwurst with Green River veteran, Talon Jessup. Trump’s communication director Hope Hicks said that although the nominee isn’t much of an angler, she hoped his Make America Great Again mantra would resonate with under-30 white males who were too stoned to remember much of the debates. “Dude, was that Alec Baldwin?” Jessup said.
Several hours later, in the trout stronghold of Alcova, Wyoming, Trump wiggled a brand new Sage X fly rod in front of curious onlookers at Grey Reef Dam. “It’s tremendous. Big, too, and black. The blacks love me,” Trump said of the fast-action, 9-foot single-hander. “Crooked Hillary, I see her as more of a carp lover. Nasty creatures. Now let’s snag some bass!”
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.