The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Fish on the Brain Tim Evans
The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Fish on the Brain Tim Evans

Last week, we had a chance to catch up with Tim Evans. He's a salesman that lives in Casper, Wyoming but you most likely to know him as the man behind the Fish on the Brain podcast. This episode documents Tim's entry into the world of flyfishing, podcasting, and storytelling. While we cover those topics, we've also spliced in a few choice clips from both The DrakeCast and Fish on the Brain. David Mangum, Jeff Currier, narcissism, and Napoleon complexes all make appearances.

With runs hovering in the hundreds, British Columbia's Thompson River steelhead have been in steady decline since the '90s. The imperiled stock hit a record low last fall, when returns were estimated at less than 200 fish. Despite the numbers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (“DFO”) permitted commercial and First Nations gillnet chum salmon fisheries during peak steelhead migration.

the DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Heavy Metal Flyfishing Lucky Porter Hansi Johnson
the DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Heavy Metal Flyfishing Lucky Porter Hansi Johnson

When there is fourteen inches of ice on the local pond, the fly rod normally stays in the closet and the we resign ourselves to dreaming of the Bahamas while working at the vice. But there are a few flyfishers out there who won't take no for an answer. This week we follow anglers Lucky Porter and Hansi Johnson into the woods of Northern Minnesota in search of pike. "This is primal. You’re going to stick this thing in a fish. Nothing about this says catch and release, that thing just says kill. Fear the spear."

This year's Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) won't be in Denver until March. Meantime, so you're not feeling too fish-porn parched, Trouts Fly Fishing is proud to announce the Throwback Thursday Fly Fishing Film Fest, presented by The Drake, Felt Soul Media, and our friends at F3T. 

EPA moves to scrap Pebble Mine restrictions

The proposed Pebble Mine, subject of 20 years of controversy, 2.2 million public comments, a dozen Congressional hearings, multiple documentary films, media campaigns, ballot initiatives, lawsuits, and the most ubiquitous sticker in all of fishingdom, is back on the table. Seemingly the result of one 30-minute meeting between two men: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Pebble CEO Tom Collier.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Russell Pedersen Fly Fishing Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Ryan Sparks
The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Russell Pedersen Fly Fishing Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Ryan Sparks

Carp aren't native to the US, but at this point, they're here to stay. This episode follows the meteoric rise of the nation's number one trashfish and how folks with flyrods began targetting them. During this story we'll hear the musical stylings of the carp loving crew that makes up the string band, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.