If Mother Ocean and Father Time are listening, I have a plea: Give me another trip to Christmas Island! I want a rematch under clear sky and stable weather. I want the prevailing winds at my back and the sun beating down as I wade the flats that seem to reach to the far ends of bonefish paradise.
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.