RIP Doc of the Drakes

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 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 Franklin—one of the best microsurgeons in the world—was proof that angels live among us.  But whether on the water or in the OR, one thing remained constant: Doc radiated competence, moxie, and optimism.

Read more from Bryan Huskey, the man who first brought the Doc to the silver screen, about Dr. Franklin’s amazing journey through life.

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