2014 Spring Contents

Drake 2014 Spring Issue


  • Silver Tiger Taimen
    Exploring Russia's Koppi River watershed for seductive, sea-going, Sakhalin taimen.
    By Ryan Peterson. Photos by John Sherman
  • Shop Dogs
    Meet the greeting committee.
    By Stephen Schwartz
  • Starting Out
    With Mother's Day and Father's Day right around the corner, we share a few stories on the people who taught us to fish.
    By Richard Bach, Reid Bryant, and Andrew Stoehr
  • The Lake Trout Issue
    Many people have strong, passionate feelings about native vs. introduced species. Especially in Yellowstone National Park.
    By Sarah Grigg, Carter Andrews, and Tom Bie
  • Departments

  • Page Six Chix
    Tats, a jack, and a smallmouth? What's not to love?
  • Put-in
    On regionalism and “smuggling”
  • Rises
    More Skeena feedback, and some really sweet skis
  • Tailwater Weekend
    Oregon's Crooked River is more romantic than Paris
    By Chester Allen
  • Scuddlebutt
    Northwest steelhead drama, Clyde heads east, scotch tasting, California's Klamath, weed-buyer's guide, Connecticut's survivor-strain browns, Kickstarter fundraising, Henry's Fork Anglers, pike fishing in Maine, and more Montana access issues
  • Tippets
    A Driftless story, despondent steelheading, spring stripers, Michigan by moonlight, a bonefish poem, a really nice rooster, fab fallfish, and ‘Glades tarpon
  • Redspread
    St. Augustine, Florida: more redfish, fewer yankees
    By Mike Hodge
  • Passport
    Hanging with a holy man
    By Kym Goldsworthy
  • Bugs
    Yellow Sally of the South
    By Zach Matthews
  • City Limits
    A morning commute in Chicago
    By Timothy Adkins
  • Rod Holders
    Igor Linda, flyfishing's man in Poland
    By Dave Karczynski
  • Backcountry
    Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
    By Steven Schweitzer
  • Permit Page
    I'm so much better than you are.
    By Jason Houston
Wild vs. Hatchery Steelhead

Oregon and Washington face their future

The state fish and game departments for Washington and Oregon both face a major dilemma: how to adequately protect what remains of their wild steelhead, while also continuing to produce hatchery steelhead for the many anglers who like to bring one home for dinner.