Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

By | The Hatch

Greg recalls the catch like it was yesterday. He tied his fly and released it into a body of water more shallow and narrow than Trail Creek in the Wood River Valley. The tug came quickly, and 9-year-old Greg grew overwhelmed with pride as he reeled in his first 20-pound Steelhead on the end of his Pencil Popper. Since that initial great…

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Fishing Forecast 4-18 to 5-2

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“I fish in spring to feel the…planetary tilt resurrect every creature and joy that autumn killed.” ~ David James Duncan As the seasons change, anglers hold their collective breaths for a beat of time in anticipation of the next. Spring precipitation has blessed our mountains and the Big Wood and Big Lost drainages are right where they should be in…

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Know Your Guide: Sean Sullivan

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For Sean Sullivan, there is no “off season.” He will fish anytime, anywhere. His start in fly fishing began in 2011 and the following year he joined the team at Silver Creek Outfitters as a guide. Sean choose the rivers of Idaho to bring out his fly rod because he loves the solitude he receives from this fishing paradise. The…

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Remembering “Doc of The Drakes”

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We are sad to announce that on Saturday, March 17th, our beloved comrade Dr. Robert Franklin peacefully passed away among family in Austin, Texas.  To his angling friends and viewers of silly fishing films, the soft spoken white-haired Texas gentleman was known simply as the “Doc of the Drakes.”  To the 28,000 patients he served over 50 years, Dr. Robert…

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Know Your Guide: Bob Knoebel

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Bob Knoebel is hard to miss here in Sun Valley. He has been an outstanding Silver Creek Outfitters guide for almost 13 seasons! However, let’s turn back the clock 40 years ago: Bob learns to fly fish in the Saugatuck River in Westport Connecticut. Eventually, the West draws him in, and he makes the move to beautiful Idaho. Fast forward…

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