Spring 2015 Contents

Drake 2015 Spring Issue


  • On the Peninsula
    Being raised in the upper left corner of the upper left state makes it hard to be anything but a steelheader.
    By Kevin Maier
  • Christmas Island Comeback
    After thirty years of hosting flyfishers, with maybe a little low spot in the middle, Christmas Island is as good as ever.
    By Tom Bie
  • Prince and Preacher
    Like rowing your driftboat? Or fishing out of somebody else's? These two paved the way, just like the story says. More or less.
    By John Larison
  • The Transfe
    Something strange is brewing in Utah, and it's spreading to other parts of the West. Our public lands are in jeapordy.
    By Drew Simmons
  • Departments

  • Page Six Chix
    Five on six, from sockeye to smallmouth.
  • Put-in
    We're fine with fish photos—but please be careful.
  • Rises
    Old Drakes, new fonts, and a little bluefish love.
  • Scuddlebutt
    Drone nation, green drakes, Clyde hits the Bighorn, grayling studies, travel tips, fishing and baseball, a salmon savior, and some trailrunners go flyfishing.
  • Tippets
    Fast tarpon, colors of Russia, ode to dads, secret stripers, Montana bull trout, church and flyfishing, bass fishing New York, and steelheading California.
  • Tailwater Weekend
    Chasing brookies on Connecticut's Mill River.
    By Steve Zakur
  • Redspread
    The Tailing Dead. Drum lessons.
    By Tosh Brown
  • Passport
    Chasing big Bulgarian 'bows on the Mesta River.
    By Peter Scorzetti
  • Bugs
    The time for Hendricksons is upon us.
    By Steve Zakur
  • City Limits
    Scranton, Pennsylvania's Lackawanna River.
    By Kevin McNicholas
  • Rodholders
    The woman who brought flyfishing to Maine.
    By Tony Lolli
  • Backcountry
    It's a dangerous world in Key West.
    By Paul Bruun
  • Permit Page
    To find permit in the Bahamas, you first need to look.
    By John Frazier

Flyfishing never looked better

IN THE SHOWTIME SERIES HOMELAND, Carrie Mathison, played by actress Claire Danes, leads drone strikes against terrorists from the comfort of her CIA station. But the same technology that makes drones—also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs—convenient military weapons, has also helped advance the careers of real-world civilians, including a growing list of flyfishing photographers and filmmakers.