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Know Your Guide: Miles Sweek

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From a young age, there is no question that river guiding was Miles’ calling. Watching people get excited about all things fly fishing illustrates to him that guiding was what he was born to do. “While I love catching big fish myself, sharing that experience with someone else new to the sport is something I enjoy just as much.” Miles…

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Know Your Guide: Brad Stansberry

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For Brad, fishing and teaching have flowed through his veins since he was a young boy tying a piece of red yarn to the end of his leader and casting in the front yard. Growing up in Newport Beach, California, Brad’s love of fishing and the great outdoors stemmed from his move to Ketchum at the age of 10. Upon…

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Know Your Guide: Amanda Bauman

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From Amanda’s first catch, to her most recent river trip, her fascination and knowledge for fly fishing has grown stronger over the past nine years. As a native Idahoan, she understands how unique the state is in its magnitude of outdoor offerings. The lifestyle offered here allows her to connect with the water year-round. When the rivers close for spawning,…

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Know Your Guide: Gene Steiner

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At the age of 10, Gene held his first rod and tied his first fly. He was inspired by his first big catch – the goldfish in his parent’s fishpond. Since then, his appreciation for the sport developed into a seasonal hobby that he loves to share with his son, family and friends. Growing up in northern California influenced his…

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Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

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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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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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