With warmer days ahead, Howler Bros is now accepting applications for its ultimate summer job. That's right, instead of pouring frapps for sassy soccer dads or polishing balls for crusty country clubbers, hit the open asphalt as a Howler Privateer, traveling coast to coast in a custom van (#vanlife), while flyfishing, swimming, surfing, and hanging out with friends. Oh, and working. 

Each year in May, The River’s Edge and Simms Fishing Products host a women’s flyfishing event in Bozeman, MT—Chica de Mayo. The gathering has evolved into the largest women’s flyfishing event in Montana, the United States, and well, probably in the world. This year's event celebrates women in flyfishing and offers educational clinics, phenomenal female speakers, prizes, a cocktail party, and much more. It also marks the 10th Annual Chica de Mayo—a labor of love and a true milestone to celebrate.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Spring 2018 Preview with Tom Bie

While the Spring 2018 issue of The Drake Magazine is on its way to fly shops and mailboxes across the country, we figured we'd give you eager readers a taste of what to expect. In this episode of The DrakeCast, we chat with editor Tom Bie about the stories covered in the most recent issue, talk to a few of the contributing writers, hear a dramatic reenactment of a controversial piece, and listen to the lilt of an urban Irish fisherman.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast The Story Behind Hank Patterson

Roughly six years ago, Hank Patterson was born. He exited the womb as a physically grown, mentally stymied flyfishing expert and guide. But before there was Hank, there was a Shakespearean actor turned video producer named Travis Swartz. This is their story. 

Fishstick. Photo by Hansi Johnson.

Being "fishy" vs. being "a stick"

"Hey, Lucky," Scott asks, "I can't get this Chuggernaut to chug. What am I doing wrong?"

My friend Scott Noble has traveled from Spokane, Washington, to Hayward, Wisconsin, with the singular goal of catching a musky on a fly. And now, finally here in the bow of the boat, being guided by Brian "Lucky" Porter, he can't make his popper pop.