Fly Fishing Guide, To work in a fast paced high energy professional outfitter with a lengthy season that ranges from February to December. Job will also include options for hosting trips to several of our partner destinations.
Summary: We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable fly fishing instructor/guide that enjoys sharing their knowledge and passion for fly fishing with our clients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following:
Has an interest and passion for fly fishing and enjoys conversations about it
Provides a memorable fishing experience for Davidson River Outfitters clients
An ability to teach / guide fly fishing guests, of any age or experience level from total beginner to advanced
Friendly, patient and professional with all clients
Help coordinate transportation of guests, as needed
Great knowledge of local fisheries
Is knowledgeable of all Davidson River Outfitters Product lines, and offerings
Works closely with the sales associates to ensure that the guest experience is seamless
Know DRO operating and emergency polices and operate within them
Makes sure all vehicles and equipment are cleaned and ready for the next guest after each use
Has knowledge of all aspects of trout and smallmouth bass fishing with a fly rod
Other duties as they may arise
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and quickly. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)required and Bachelor’s is preferred
One or more years guide experience is preferred,
Must be proficient in fly casting, fly fishing and all related aspects.
CPR/First Aid Certified
Applicant will have to pass a federal background check consistent with current USFS regulations.
Applicant must be located in the Brevard, Asheville, Hendersonville, NC or Greenville SC area or be willing to relocate to the area or commute on a daily basis.
Applicant must have reliable transportation, a clean driving record and the ability and willingness to transport clients in their vehicle.
Applicant must possess the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Applicant must possess the ability to write simple correspondence. Applicant must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Applicant must possess the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Applicant must possess the ability to apply concepts..
Applicant must possess the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Applicant must possess the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Licensing, MS Word, Gmail and ability to learn new computer programs is a necessity
Certificates and Licenses:
North Carolina fishing license and guide license are required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee will be exposed continuously to river currents and flowing water. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $18.00 to $30.00 /hour
- Fly Fishing: 3 years (Required)
- Driver’s License (Required)
- Fishing (Required)
- 7 – 11 months
Full Time Opportunity:
- Store Discounts
- One location
- Flexible schedule
This Job Is:
- A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
- A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
- Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma