Dick Sagara who is a seasoned fly fishing rep for esteemed brands in the industry, tells us how he kick-started his career and the adventures, challenges, and triumphs he’s encountered along the way.
From the river to the trade shows, Dick shares his deep passion for fly fishing, offering invaluable insights into the life of a dedicated fly fishing rep. So, grab your favorite rod, reel, and a cup of coffee, and prepare to be inspired by the remarkable journey of Dick Sagara in the world of fly fishing.
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The Fly Fishing Rep Show Notes with Dick Sagara
2:40 – Dick shares his first memory of fly fishing which is watching the tv show starring Gadabout Gaddis.
4:00 – He mentions Joe Brooks. We talked about Joe in the podcast in episode 071.
5:00 – He tells a story about the relationship between Joe Brooks and Lefty Kreh.
7:16 – We go back to his early life. Their family used to go on long vacations to see sights and fish. They used to drive a convertible Buick Electra.
16:25 – We dig into the beginning of his professional career in the fly fishing industry.
23:27 – He talks about Rick Pope whom we had in the podcast in episode 158.
29:35 – He tells a story about Lefty during a trade show he attended with Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO).
37:40 – He talks about how he ran into my dad, Doug Stewart, back in 1977. My dad owned a fly shop in Gresham, Oregon that time. We also had him in the podcast in episode 031.
46:35 – Jim wrote the book entitled “The Teeny Technique for Steelhead and Salmon: Lefty’s Little Library of Fly Fishing”.
54:05 – Dick donates instructional trips every year. He tells a bit more about his recent one in the Deschutes.
55:25 – We dig into euro nymphing.
1:04:05 – He tells more of his favorite stories about Rick Pope and my dad such as that time when my dad got into a fight while steelhead fishing with the family.
1:10:53 – We talk a bit about racism.
1:23:20 – He walks us through what a fly fishing rep does. He likes working with anglers.
1:29:11 – For TFO, he covers Oregon and Washington. He also mentions the areas he covers for the other brands he represents.
1:30:18 – He has a certain love for the Driftless area. We had Geri Meyer in the podcast where we mainly talked about the Driftless area.
1:35:40 – He tries to attend as many shows as he possibly can.
1:39:02 – If he’s traveling down the road, he likes listening to classic rock. He likes The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles and Psycho Killer by Talking Heads.
You can reach Dick Sagara via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fishing Rep Conclusion with Dick Sagara
In our chat with Dick, we were treated to a wealth of stories that shed light on his early life and fascinating career as a seasoned fly fishing representative.
From his humble beginnings to representing esteemed brands in the industry, Dick’s journey is a testament to the power of pursuing what you love. His experiences serve as inspiration for aspiring fly fishing enthusiasts and professionals alike.