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FFM -- current issue

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The current (Oct-Dec 2010) issue of Fly Fisherman magazine is pretty sad. It does not look like editor Ross Purnell can save it. It is down to 64 pages, some of which is only obliquely related to fly-fishing. It contains little advertising. My sister-in-law asked if I wanted her to continue the subscription this Christmas, but I told her that since the price went up to 26 dollars, she ought to forget about it. This is kind of sad: I've subscribed or have gotten gift subscriptions to FFM since the 1970s, but there really isn't much there any longer. Maybe the next issue will be better.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 10:15


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I, too think the rag has been lacking as of late. I'm glad I also bought the most recent Drake when I picked up the FFM. Doesn't it also have a Beck's picture on the front cover, too? I try to steer clear of any magazine with their pictures in it, sellouts.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 12:04
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I admittedly didn't check the cover, but the fact that the becks are contributing photographers for FFM is another strike against it in my book, too.
I can't find the Drake. I look at B&N in 'toona -- no luck, and I have not been able to figure out how to subscribe on the internet either (the dinosaur in my probably).
I think I have subscribed since 1971 or 2, and FFM has badly deteriorated during that time. So sad. Founder Don Zahner would be truly upset, I think.
I don't think it's all Purnell's fault; I think he's probably doing the best he can with what he has.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 15:49


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I admittedly didn't check the cover, but the fact that the becks are contributing photographers for FFM is another strike against it in my book, too.
I can't find the Drake. I look at B&N in 'toona -- no luck, and I have not been able to figure out how to subscribe on the internet either (the dinosaur in my probably).
I think I have subscribed since 1971 or 2, and FFM has badly deteriorated during that time. So sad. Founder Don Zahner would be truly upset, I think.
I don't think it's all Purnell's fault; I think he's probably doing the best he can with what he has.



http://drakemag.com/store/subscriptio ... roduct_id=9&category_id=2

Click on "add to cart", type in your address and cc info and you're good-to-go!

Posted on: 2010/10/6 15:55


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I let my subscription expire last year. It's useless.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 19:33


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I just got my reminder to renew my subscription. I think I will just let it expire.

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Afish -- I tried to subscribe; had to log in, etc. If I did it right, I might have ordered a subscription -- I hope. But, I keep telling you guys I'm a dinosaur...
Thank you for the link.
Rich

Posted on: 2010/10/6 20:47


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Check your email. I would imagine that there is some sort of email confirmation. If not, you can email them at info@drakemag.com (provided on their contacts page) to verify that your subscription went through.

Their phone number is also on the contacts page. Worse comes to worst, you could probably call them tomorrow to get a subscription.

http://drakemag.com/contact-information.html

Posted on: 2010/10/6 20:50


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RRT, I checked at Barnes and Noble in Altoona for a week and no luck either. I asked one of the clerks about it, who proceeded to check stock and tell me: The computer says we have -6. I don't know how you can have a negative quantity of anything, but that is what they told me. I ended up getting mine at TCO.

Posted on: 2010/10/7 9:00
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Thanks, guys. I have tried to subscribe, and I even emailed to check to see if I have. In this modern world, it's kind of tough being a "dinosaur." Things were a lot easier for me back in the day.
Thanks again.
rich

Posted on: 2010/10/9 11:13


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10/16 -- Got a Drake and a subscription card; I subscribed for 3 years. From what I have seen of it, it's certainly different. I also see where the advertising that FFM used to have is now; The Drake seems to have gotten it all! I've read some things, and so far it reads well--a little gonzo, I guess. And, lo and behold, there are no pictures from the first sellout couple, which is a real plus in my book.
Again, thanks for helping me finally get to it!

Posted on: 2010/10/16 22:59


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Like most magazines, isn't The Drake heavily west coast oriented?

Posted on: 2010/10/17 18:01


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I find very little useful information in it, so it doesn't matter. It's more of a literary magazine. Lots of eye candy and fish pron. If it were an informative mag, I'd say you're right.

I like it much better than the ad-riddled rags out there.

Posted on: 2010/10/17 19:49


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Ya, it's pretty but I hate trout bums and their lifestyle.

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I find it to be incredibly contrived, but I'm a sucker for shiny pictures.

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