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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Why We Fish

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“Wherever we go in the world we find other men speaking the same language, planning the same plans, dreaming the same dreams. And one of the big four―brownie or brookie, cutthroat or rainbow―is the cause of it all.” -Roderick Haig-Brown For some, the best way to fly fish is alone. There are times when I wish to be alone on…

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Painted Fish

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Tucked away in downtown Boise is an unassuming corridor where a rotation of work from the greatest fishing artist in the country hangs. It’s called the Fulton Street Showroom and folks who stroll down this hall have a chance to enjoy “Trout Art” at it’s absolute finest. Ed Anderson, a prominent Boise artist himself curates this revolving collection. His bold, gestural…

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Double Take!

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Over the years, I’ve had the honor of working with many fly fishing artists who’ve used my photography to paint or draw from. Each time one of these artists approaches me about working from a particular image, I imagine what their creation will look like compared to the actual photograph. Each artist has their own style and method. Each completion…

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With the Rain

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Drifting in on the breeze, quenching drops bring a change of mood and stir all the intoxicating smells of terra, flora and fauna. For me, all that’s best of the spring and summer seasons arrive with the rain. The birds seem to love rain, and cheer when it arrives. The sound of raindrops pattering a hooded rain jacket and the…

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Brand New Sky

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Early every morning, the first light brings with it a brand new sky. And standing there at the ready, watching like eager eyes in the dimming light of a theatre, the stage is set for a day well spent. Being there early, (wherever ‘there’ is) brings an entirely different experience to spending time outdoors. Whether I’ve arrived in the hours…

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