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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

43:08 – Dick is Jim Teeny‘s longest-serving sales rep. We had Jim in the podcast way back in episode 005. Lefty told him that Jim was the finest salmon fisherman he had ever fished with.

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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.

1:19:37 – Currently, he works with several brands such as TFO, Angler Sport Group, Rainy’s Premium Flies, Jim Teeny, and Aquaz.

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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.


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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 071 – Joe Brooks Podcast – Salt Water Fly Fishing, American Sportsman, Babe Ruth, Alcoholism


WFS 158 – Temple Fork Outfitters with Rick Pope – TFO Rods, Lefty Kreh, Cosmic Cowboys


WFS 031 – Deschutes River Steelhead with Doug Stewart | Fly Fishing Pioneer, The Max Canyon, Rattlesnake Tales


WFS 005 – Jim Teeny Interview – 60 Years of Fly Fishing, Sinking Lines, Spotting


WFS 468 – Driftless Fly Fishing with Geri Meyer – Driftless Angler, Caddis Flies, Crane Flies

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Fishing Rep Conclusion with Dick Sagara

In this podcast, learn about The Fly Fishing Rep with Dick Sagara!