In the South Carolina Lowcountry, silence means you’ve made it

Transformations are occurring this time of year. Spartina grass browns and wracks, while the creeks in the marsh fill with shrimp and other nutrients. Redfish take this as a cue, schooling up and feasting hard before winter. As the water begins to clear, my friend Rich Walker and I watch the tides carefully, waiting for our chance to camp and fish.


A father-daughter duo face serious charges in Texas

The last week in September can be one of the finest of the year for flyfishers, but lodge owner Jerry Shults and his daughter Amy Herrig did not look to be enjoying it in 2018, as they spent the week in the Federal courthouse in Dallas facing 17 counts of drug trafficking, conspiracy, and money laundering. The trial is expected to run through much of Oct., with both Shults and Herrig facing potential life sentences.

The DrakeCast Fly Fishing Podcast Natural Disasters

This episode of the DrakeCast tracks the effects of several natural disasters that have struck the Eastern United States in the past few years. After starting with the Sevier Country Fire that ripped through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we move further south to North Carolina where we'll hear how folks are faring after Hurricane Florence left its trail of destruction. Though this is a flyfishing podcast, we thinks its important to take a step back from time to time and hear how our small but tight-knit world of anglers is holding up.

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

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.