Tom Bie was born and raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley west of Portland, but spent eight years living and guiding out of Jackson in the ’90s, including guiding four years in the Jackson Hole One Fly, and once in the World Fly Fishing Championships, which were held in Jackson in 1997. While in Jackson, Bie also worked construction, was a rafting guide, drove a cab, tended bar, freelanced for magazines such as Outside, Men’s Journal, Powder, and Skiing, and served as the outdoors columnist and sports editor for the Jackson Hole Guide newspaper.
He founded The Drake magazine in the summer of 1998, while living in Wilson, Wyoming, and has served as The Drake’s editor and publisher ever since, while also holding jobs as the managing editor of Paddler magazine (Steamboat, CO, 2000-2002); senior editor of Skiing magazine (Boulder, CO, 2002-2004); and Editor-in-Chief of Powder magazine (San Clemente, CA, 2004-2007). He currently lives in Denver but spends much of each winter steelheading the Oregon Coast. He gets back to Wyoming as often as possible.