2018 Drake Video Awards

They Came, They Sweated, They Conquered

The 2018 Video Awards brought the party to the Rosen Plaza, Orlando, with another big night of cold beers, live music, and brilliant films. And while Central Florida simmered outside, it was a similarly heated story inside, where the year’s best movies slugged it out for top honors. If you missed the action, fear not. Kick back and watch the winners here.

2017 Drake Video Awards

Dude, Where’s My Drake Award?

2016 Drake Video Awards

Dude, Where’s My Drake Award?

The Flyfishing Video Awards is a wrap. But the after party goes well beyond one night in Orlando. So pour a round of White Russians and plunk yourselves, here—where you’ll find all the award-winning films that made this year’s 10th Anniversary showdown a must-see.

2015 Drake Video Awards

Year’s Best Flyfishing Videos, 2015

With a photo-finish race for Reader’s Choice and a stacked lineup of submissions from the industry’s leading filmmakers, the 9th Anniversary Drake Video Awards at Orlando’s Rosen Centre Hotel was a spectacle for the ages—at least for those who dig fish porn, great cinematic storytelling, beer, and giveaways.

If you missed the big event, don’t fret. See the films that reigned supreme, right here.

2014 Drake Video Awards

The Best of the Best Just Got Better

With thousands of votes tallied for Reader’s Choice nominees and a bevy of knockout films from the industry’s best, the 9th Annual Drake Video Awards' showdown in Orlando went down as a night to remember.

If you missed the big event, all is not lost. See the films that reigned supreme and behold the progression of flyfishing filmmaking, 2014 edition.

2013 Drake Video Awards

The 6th Annual Drake Flyfishing Video Awards concluded last week and in the aftermath of a BIG, Big Easy night the chosen ones have surfaced.

Click the videos below and catch all the 5-minute action, including the complete compendium of this year’s winners exclusively at drakemag.com.

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CONTEST WINNER:
Britt Newsome
SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS:
Alton Fisher, Bill Mastre, Danny Scarborough, Dwight Humphrey, Edward Perry, Gary Kurtz, Grant Domke, Jeff Drake, John Sellars, Kue Vang, Larry Grewell, Matt Miller, Matt Celli, Robert Jeffries, Rustin Scherer, Scott Rubio
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Frustrated that The Drake Magazine only comes out four times a year? Well now there’s more. Introducing The Drake’s new weekly flyfishing podcast, The DrakeCast. Just like the magazine, we’re bringing you stories--some fun, some serious. Except this time, you don't have to read. All you have to do is press play.

There are a lot of great flyfishing podcasts out there that interview legends within the industry or tell you how to catch more fish. Each episode of this podcast contains interviews and tips, but neither are the main focus. Our goal is to put listeners on the water and make them laugh. If they learn a thing or two, all the better. In the first few episodes, we chase trout on a nearly frozen stream in Northern Wisconsin, check in on Great Smoky Mountains National Park after a fire tried to burn it to the ground, and swing flies for Great Lakes steelhead on Michigan's Pere Marquette River.

Each episode relates back to flyfishing, but sometimes the connection can be subtle. For example, how did the reconstruction of a dam in Kentucky affect the non-native trout below? How are the changes in the ecology of Lake Michigan affecting lake-run fish and the anglers that target them? 

We release a new episode of The DrakeCast every Friday morning. Our hope is that you listen to our show as you drive to your favorite fishing hole. If you're not able to make it out of the office that weekend, plug us in while your boss isn't looking. 

When you press play, we hope to tingle that ever-so-sensitive spot inside your ear drum.

You can subscribe to The DrakeCast via these links: iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud. Make sure to check back each week to see behind-the-scenes photos taken during the recording of each episode.