Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.
Cabela, who went by the name Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.
The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies didn't sell quickly at the family's furniture store in Chappell, Neb., Cabela started selling them through the mail with his wife Mary and brother Jim.