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Doc of the Delta Part 1

By March 31, 2012April 14th, 2018No Comments

Thanks to exposure from  vehicles like the F3T and facebook, most everyone in the tight-knit community of fly fishing media has seen the Silver Creek Outfitters production “Doc of the Drakes“. If not, it’s worth 5 minutes of your time to check it out.


Well Dr. Robert Franklin “The Doc” still gets out and fishes often. I was fortunate enough to join him on a fishing trip a world away from his adopted home waters of Idaho’s Silver Creek. Silver Creek Outfitters fly shop manager Dave Faltings, his wife and fellow SCO guide Renee Faltings and myself joined Doc and his grandson in-law Justin Reynolds in search of red fish and black drum on the Mississippi Delta.

We met up with Doc & company  at  Ryan Lambert’s Cajun Fishing Adventures smack in the middle of red fish paradise. The weather was unbeatable with calm winds and temps in the low 80’s, and the  accommodations made this “work trip” very easy to handle!

Doc had fished with Ryan in the past, last year in fact when he and his SCO guide and companion Pete Wood made the trip they had a blast. Doc had to get back  in the action again, and this year added ourselves and the cameras to the party. Pete is hard at work studying law at Boise State University, so was unable to make the trip this year.

Come along with us, and follow more photos and the rest of the story in upcoming posts.