Deschutes Angler Positions Available!

We are in the market for a couple of passionate and enthusiastic people to help us throughout the season (April-November) with opportunity for full time employment at the fly shop. See the posting below and if you or anyone you know are interested please submit a resume to 

Deschutes Angler Fly Shop is looking for a couple of team players to join us in the shop for the 2022 season. Your start date is a couple weeks prior to the beginning of our massive salmonfly hatch – a time of complete and total mayhem on the river and in the shop. The season wraps in late November after months of chasing chrome-bright migratory steelhead. (There is potential for year around employment based on performance.)

We are searching for someone with a passion for fly fishing. Aptitude is more valuable to us in an employee than eons of experience. If you are willing to dive deep into all things fly fishing, you have a chance to work alongside a group of passionate and knowledgeable anglers and will learn more in one season than the typical anger in their lifetime.

Our fly shop is one of the largest and most well-stocked destination shops in the country. Thousands of anglers flock to the Deschutes to tangle with powerful trout and to swing flies for steelhead. We are here to help them get the gear that they need to make their trip a success. 

Our team members are those that see a task that needs to be done and take it from start to finish. This could be anything from washing a smudgy window, to dusting some glass shelves, to fitting a customer in a pair of waders, to helping anglers choose the right flies for the day, to spooling up reels with backing and fly line, to giving a brief casting lesson in the park while test driving a few new fly rods.  

We are willing to train the best candidate.

Job Description

♣ The Position is April 15 – November 30 

♣ Working behind the counter at the shop, giving helpful advice, good fly recommendations, and general river knowledge.

♣ Retail sales are the primary focus, but everyone pitches in to restock shelves, tidy up the shop, and do whatever is needed on the sales floor.

♣ Filling online orders, talking with customers on the phone, booking guided fishing trips, schools, and clinics.

♣ Hourly pay commensurate with skill level ($15-20 per hour to start).

Job Qualifications

♣ Basic Fly Fishing Experience is Mandatory (don’t even try to fake your way into this job, please)

♣ Retail Experience is Helpful (running a point of sale system is not rocket science – we can teach those skills)

♣ Great sales skills (enthusiasm and excitement while helping fellow anglers gear up)

♣ Incredible patience (you will be enduring a few long-winded fish stories with wild exaggerations)

♣ Basic Computer Skills (someone who has not been living in a cave for the past 30 years)

♣ A General Knowledge of the Geographic Area (this can be learned quickly, thanks Google Earth)

♣ Fly Tying Experience is Helpful (we have an incredible selection of tying materials)

♣ Great Communication Skills and Confidence Working with a wide range of Anglers 

♣ Organizational Skills are Helpful 

♣ Ability to Work as Part of a Team is a must

♣ Enthusiasm and a sense of humor are welcome with open arms 

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