The DrakeCast - A Fly Fishing Podcast
About This Show
For those who fish, this is the DrakeCast, a new flyfishing podcast. We're an audio supplement to the Drake Magazine and a voice for flyfishing around the world. Each Friday, we bring you a story - some funny, some serious. We'll be fishing for steelhead on the Pere Marquette, brook trout on small creeks, high mountain cutthroats, salmon galore, plus a tons of other species and places.
Check us out at The Drake Magazine's website http://www.drakemag.com/drakecast.html.
Most Recent Episode
#36 Tarpon: Catch, Tag, Conserve
7 days ago
The idea for this story initially came up about a year ago when I (and 400,000 other people), stumbled across the movie "120 Days." The film follows David Mangum as he spends a third of his year chasing Tarpon. Just a few weeks after seeing the movie, I was on a boat outside of Vero Beach blowing shot after shot at rolling tarpon. This experience frustrated me so much that I had to forget about tarpon for awhile. That worked until I saw this year's F3T feature, "Atlanticus," which tracks a group of anglers around the world in search of the biggest, baddest tarpon.
In addition to reopening an old wound, this film brought up quite a few questions: Where do these fish come from? Are the tarpon they were catching in Africa the same fish that I see on instagram in the Keys or the Yucatan? But of course first and foremost, how do I catch one of these fish? In order to find some answers, I decided to get on a plane to the Florida Keys.
In the next 43 minutes, we'll find out where these fish come from, but more importantly, we'll find out what we don't know about this majestic species.
This episode of the DrakeCast is sponsored by our friends at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Scott Fly Rods, and The Appalachian Mountain Club. Click the links below for more information:
Rated 5 out of
Very much an enjoyable pod
Great stories, told well. What more can you ask for? I've enjoyed every one of these I've listened to and eagerly await the new ones. Elliot has done a great job crafting the stories and finding the sound-bites. He's expanding what I know about different places and fisheries. You are in the car, stuck in traffic... why not be transported to a river somewhere to hear about fishing, life, etc.?
Date published: 2017-09-05