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The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Dave Zoby Bighorn River

In 1998, we discovered Montana. Turns out, it had been there all along. Montana is where it all began, and also where it all nearly ended. It was summer, a high-water year, a year of thunderstorms and heat, a serious bluewing hatch, the year the river almost took us both. -Dave Zoby, taken from his Summer 2018 feature story "Eggs in Your Beer."

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast 41 The Drake Summer 2018 Two Decades of The Drake

"I knew I wanted to write ever since I was a little kid. I studied journalism in college and I've come at the magazine from the writer's perspective. I've always felt that if you make the writing and photography strong enough the rest of it will kind of take care of itself. And that's been ther M.O. for 20 years." -Tom Bie on founding The Drake Magazine, which celebrates it's 20th birthday this Summer. In this episode we hear Tom tell the tale of how the magazine started, chat about the Summer 2018 issue, and hear a dramatic reading from a featured contributor.

The Drake's 12th Annual Flyfishing Video Awards, presented by Simms, begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at Orlando's Rosen Plaza Hotel (Ballroom C). Please join us for the pre-party with special musical guests (plus poolside cocktails) at 6 p.m.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast 40 Wild Brook Trout Georgia Zach Matthews

In this episode of The DrakeCast we traverse the mountains of North Georgia in search of the southern-most population of wild, native brook trout in the world. But while we’re at it, we’ll also take a trip to another fishery just down the road that claims a host world class trout. However, there is a big difference between these two places and the fish they hold. By the end of this episode, you’ll have to decide what you consider to be a trophy fish. 

Kaieteur Falls is a superlative 800-foot single-drop waterfall located in the heart of Guyana's Kaieteur National Park. And although the falls are heavily photographed by gapers from around the globe, the area is also home to another famous inhabitant that is equally quirky, cool. The non-poisonous Golden Frog (Anomaloglossus beebei) is endemic to a 600-hectare microregion that encircles all that crashing water. But they're more difficult to eyeball, for one, because they're about the size of a Peanut M&M, and for two, because their population is tanking due to habitat threats.