Northeast Region – Crosby Beane
Crosby has been fortunate to enjoy his entire professional career of over 25 years in most facets of the Fly Fishing Industry. Crosby began his career as a guide in Colorado and grew his passion for fly fishing into a prosperous fly shop and outfitting business. Crosby moved onto the wholesale and manufacturing end of the business as a sales manager and now owns and operates A.C. Beane Outdoors, an independent sales representation firm. Integrity and dedication are the platform on which he has built his reputation and partnerships.
Southeast Region – Brian Kleinchester
Brian Kleinchester resides near Lexington, Va, where he has spent his entire life chasing the trout and smallmouth bass of southwest Virginia. Brian’s angling experience is not limited to the small streams of his home however. Brian has fished extensively throughout the U.S. and the U.K. Brian’s passion for catching fish on fly eventually led him to the fine art of bamboo rod making in 2003. Since then Brian’s skill and craftsmanship have grown to the point where he is now generally regarded as a master builder amongst his peers. He has been featured in both Southern Culture On The Fly magazine, and Shen Valley magazine as well being featured in the recently released film, Chasing the Taper. Brian has spent the last four years as a sales representative for Hardy Fly Fishing, and feels privileged to be able to work with and promote a brand with not only as deep and rich a history as Hardy’s, but with a company whose focus is so much to the future.
PNW Region – Dick Sagara
Dick Sagara is the owner/operator of Sagara Outdoor Products, an independent sales representative business, focusing primarily on fly fishing related products. His business is based in Portland, Oregon, representing outdoor products in OR, WA, AK, MT, ID, & WY. He has operated his sales business for 20 years. Previously working as a fly fishing guide and having lived in 7 different regions of the U.S. has provided Dick with a variety of angling experiences. He enjoys all aspects of fishing — from his ancestral practice of Tenkara to all other angling methods. Dick especially enjoys teaching fly casting and other fly fishing techniques.
PA/OH – John Wert
I was a curious kid and therefore I was a fisherman. I grew up in Central Pennsylvania where I learned how to catch wild Brook Trout from cold mountain creeks and bronze backed Smallmouth on the Susquehanna River and I was lucky to have friends and family who encouraged it. I spent a few years out west where I learned how to row a boat and swing a wet fly. Now I live, once again, in Pennsylvania. I love sharing the sport with new fishermen and teaching my boys to be curious, like I was. Archery rivals fishing for my time. I compete and coach and in the fall I’ll put down my rods for a few weeks while I hunt Whitetail Deer with traditional bows.
Northern Rockies – Dan Short
Growing up as a third generation fly angler…. I was one lucky guy. Chasing trout became part of my lifestyle at an early age. Spending weekends fishing with my family and friends gave me an early appreciation for all things fishy and our cold clean rivers. Starting Double Haul Outdoors in 2014 my wife Jen, we have tirelessly worked to create meaningful relationships and partnerships in the fly fishing industry. With a commitment to customer service. Providing the highest quality fishing equipment to our dealers in ID, MT and WY. When not working, we are often found somewhere from a lake, to a river, or a mountain top enjoying the great outdoors and our national public lands!
TALO Area – Greg Welander
Greg Welander is a lifelong angler and started fishing at the early age of four. He first picked up a Fly Rod in 1998 and hasn’t looked back. In 2004, he took up the art of Fly Tying. Greg has been a Fly Tying instructor for over nine years. In Texas, he has Fly Fished everything from Stripers on the Red River below Lake Texoma to Redfish of the Lower Laguna Madre. The Texas Hill Country Streams and Lakes are his local passion in between trips to the Texas Coast for Redfish. Greg brings a strong sense of customer service to the Fly Fishing Industry. You can follow Greg’s fly fishing journey through Upstream On The Fly on Facebook, Instagram.