Fly Fishing Guide: Works as a member of the Fly Fishing Guide team, reports to Head Fly Fishing Guide. Key traits for success: proven fly fishing experience/skills, guiding and teaching ability, customer service, stamina/work ethic, teamwork. Responsible for providing a safe and educational fly-fishing experience for adults and children, including casting lessons, drift boat and raft guiding, stream and river guiding, and knowledge of fly-tying, entomology, trout habitat, local ecology, and ranch history. Fishing guides provide group fishing instructions each week and private lessons when requested. Guides are responsible for driving guests to fishing areas, helping them with gear and equipment, serving meals (on certain fishing trips), and all other aspects of the fly-fishing experience. In addition, guides must keep their vehicles, the drift boat and raft, and fishing supply area clean and organized, and maintain fishing equipment in top condition. There is a fishing section in the ranch store and guides are responsible for seeing that it is set up with the items for sale displayed properly, as well as assisting the office personnel in knowing about the fishing merchandise and flies, and with sales and ordering. Guides maintain access paths to fishing areas and are responsible for weed control in these areas, as well as making recommendations for trout habitat maintenance and improvement. Guides are responsible for keeping track of fly inventory and communicating with the office for billing of flies. At times when all guides are not busy guiding guests or completing other fishing-related tasks, fishing guides are expected to help in other departments on the ranch (usually office/floater, grounds/maintenance and/or trail crew).
FISHING AND EXPEDITIONS GUIDE APPLICANTS: Provide a 5- to 10-minute video that demonstrates your fishing and guiding knowledge. Please include your basic casting lesson, and a close-up segment of you attaching tippet and tying a fly onto your line (please explain what knots you’re tying). You DO NOT need to be in the water or actually fishing for the video; casting can be demonstrated outdoors on a lawn or parking area. You will receive an email with instructions for sharing the video file with the hiring team.
Applicants must be available from at least the third week of May through the third week of August. Most jobs end in late September and some start earlier in May.
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Our work ethic is to work hard as a team until the job is finished and done well, which means that the length of our work hours varies from day to day. All staff members work a 6-day work week. Staff are expected to assist in other departments at times.