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Sara Jo Royalty

Fly fisherman for TFO Rods

Sara Jo is a commercial longliner turned fly fisher(wo)man from Ohio, where she first discovered her passion for fishing at the age of 4 at Grandpa’s farm while fishing for bass and bluegill on her snoopy pole. She landed in Oregon in 2007 by way of North Carolina where she lived on her sailboat with her dog, Topsail, and longlined for tuna, swordfish, and shark for six years off the Outer Banks. While in North Carolina, Sara Jo bottom fished with hydraulic reels for grouper, snapper, and trigger, and captained a shrimp boat. Once in Oregon, Sara Jo turned to fly fishing and has been tying and fly fishing for 2+ years. She travels nationally to demonstrate and teach fly tying, while representing her affiliate companies in the industry. She is the owner and operator of Steeliez Fly Shop on the Southern Oregon Coast, and is pro staffed with Temple Fork Outfitters, Loon Outdoors, Dr. Slick, Drop Jaw Flies and Brook Fishing Equipment. Her local fishery consists of mainly salmon and steelhead, but she ties flies for fishermen in all parts of the world. Sara Jo has 2 boys (Sol 12 and Cuyen 9), is a Senior professional caddy at Bandon Dunes golf resort, and has an educational background in music, psychology, and chemistry. You can follow Sara Jo on Instagram at @sarajoflies.