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Keep It Cool
Summer '18.

Big Cuban largemouth, Pennsylvania brookies, Mexican tarpon, Wisconsin muskies, Bahamian bonefish, Maine caddis, SoCal bassin’, flyfishing FOMO, Grateful Dead dude, the Metolius, the Animas, the Bighorn, the John Day, Honduras, Michigan after dark, coming out of the bobber closet, and a really sad story from a firefighter

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Alignment is a story about finding balance during a winter-long season that teeters between going big in the Coast Mountains and going remote on steelhead rivers fed by those same peaks. Set in Terrace, British Columbia, and using Skeena Spey Lodge as a basecamp, the film features professional snowboarders (and feral anglers) Eric Jackson, John Jackson, Curtis Ciszek, and friends. Drake contributing photographer Darcy Bacha also makes an appearance, catching impossibly big fish while still finding time to shoot expressive, transfixing photos.

The full feature, filmed entirely in 4K, will be released later this month. For now, check out the official trailer.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast A Day in the Life of An Alaskan Fishing Guide
The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast A Day in the Life of An Alaskan Fishing Guide

Every year, millions of Alaskan fish make their way back from the ocean to their natal streams. Hot on their tails are tens of thousands of anglers looking to capture that perfect obituary photo with the catch of a lifetime. This is the story of a couple guides who had the pleasure of taking those photos. 

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Bonefish
The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Bonefish

For those of you who tuned in to Episode #45, you’ll know that we travelled down to East End Lodge in Grand Bahama to chase after the ghost of the flats with Captain Cecil Leathan and Bjorn Stromsness. This episode continues that journey but stops along the way to take a look at the darker side of flats fishing. 

Wiped off the state map, or so it was thought. Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists, working a decades-long fish forensics case, announced this week the discovery of a believed-to-be extinct cuttie found alive and well in a handful of remote streams.

Last year more than 400 people came together and paddled six miles in support of the return of a free-flowing lower Snake River. This year the Flotilla will focus on tribal land and tradition. Canoe families from sovereign tribes across the Northwest will gather on the Clearwater River, and paddle downstream through the heart of Lewiston and Clarkston toward Chief Timothy Park on the Snake River. There, hundreds of salmon and steelhead advocates will join them on the water for a display of solidarity and a resounding call to FREE THE SNAKE.

Jeff Currier—one of the most accomplished, humble anglers alive—on being Jeff. Via BeAlive: "Flyfisher and self-taught artist Jeff Currier has caught and painted more unique species of fish than he ever thought possible. He is now chasing his goal of 500 across the globe, while also sharing his love of fishing through teaching, writing, and painting."