Tag: The Drake Magazine

Drake Schwag

I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for this package to arrive. The Drake did not disappoint…

All that fly-fishing related business development I’ve been doing over the last decade is really starting to pay off!

MG signing off (because there is no way I’m giving this hot schwag away)

Hanging on the front door this morning


Along with a letter from the Drake Satellite Editorial Office:

Dear Drake Subscriber (AKA Michael Gracie),

It has come to our attention via numerous sources (wiretaps, etc.) that you have been unsatisfied with the delivery interval in which you receive our esteemed fly fishing publication. While we here at The Drake are committed to providing you with the goods, we must remind you of an important element of etiquette, as well as several points of fact.

First, bitching about your subscription delivery should be performed within the confines of The Drake Forums. We provide this online venue specifically for that purpose. Second, you are, despite intermittent reports to the contrary, a piss poor angler, hardly worthy to complain about other’s work. Then again, you are also too much of a girly-man to join our forum, now aren’t you?

Please accept this copy of The Drake, and recognize you are the first subscriber in the continental US to receive the Summer 2011 issue. However, be forewarned: anything but glowing reviews of this edition will be met with harsh consequences.


The Drake Editorial Staff

PS: Unless you are too dumb to figure it out (a likely scenario), we know where you live. So keep the pie hole shut.

MG signing off (to set up a laser-powered perimeter alarm system)

Get to know the beast within, and get yourself some free fly-fishing magazines

drakemagThere is a ferocious beast living in Eastern Idaho. Locals call him Smithzilla, but the world of fly-fishing publications refers to him simply as Bruce Smithhammer. He’s an ornery critter, with razor sharp vision and even more finely-tuned claws, a complete package for the elegant pursuit of steelhead with spey gear down and dirty carp hunting treachery.

Outward appearances aside, Smithzilla is an infinitely complex creature, prone to reciting Pericles, Prince of Tyre while scraping radioactive waste off his boots, sometimes even with his mouth full of leaded chukar. In other words, he’s worth knowing, and I’m here to make sure you do.

The game is simple: answer the following questions about Smithzilla in the comments section; the entrant with the most right answers will receive the five (5) most recent back issues of The Drake Magazine, of which Smithzilla is a frequent contributor. That’s a prize package worth at least…uh…something (since I won’t even send you a 1099)!

1) What significant body of water has Smithzilla kayaked across?

2) Prior to becoming a fishing guide, what else did Smithzilla guide?

3) What is the weirdest thing that Smithzilla has ever eaten?

4) Why does Smithzilla have six screws in his leg?

5) What is the weirdest thing that Smithzilla has ever landed on a fly rod?

I will provide answers to these mysterious questions one week hence, and will be the sole judge of the winner. How you obtain the answers is completely up to you, but please note that factual correctness will not necessarily be deemed “right”. Think of it like a political debate, just without the bad hairpieces. Additionally, be prepared to provide your mailing address directly to me so you can receive your prize.

MG signing off (to spin the Wheel. Of. Fortune.)

Disclaimer: This contest is neither sponsored nor endorsed by The Drake Magazine, its owners, employees, or contributors. The prizes were not pilfered from a fly shop bathroom either.