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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