Now Accepting Applications for the Summer Season!
Fly Fishing Guide
Cocodrie Fly Fishing is now hiring skilled fly fishing guides, both new to the profession and experienced experts. Our ideal candidate should genuinely enjoy working with guests and safety-oriented while being able to provide an informative, educational, and exciting fly fishing trip!
Primary Purpose of this Position
Fly Fishing Guides are responsible primarily for the setup and execution of walk and wade fly fishing trips in Cocodrie. Guides may also be responsible for leading float trips in Chauvin and surrounding water bodies in Louisiana. Guides are responsible for the safety of guests and must have First Aid and CRP Infant certifications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, rigging fly rods with appropriate flies, outfitting guests in proper attire, leading fly casting lessons, executing guided wade trips, preparing and executing guided float trips.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Knowledge of effective fly fishing techniques based on time of the season and changing conditions.
- Ability to teach clients proper fly casting and fishing techniques on and off the water.
- Knowledge of seasonal entomology and the proper selection of flies based on time of year and fishing conditions.
- Ability to visually or verbally correct common fly casting errors.
- Maintain fly fishing equipment.
- Preparing creek side lunches for clients
- Catching fish!
- Assist in guiding other offered activities on a daily bases.
- Maintain and uphold the standards of service.
- Complete day-to-day activities department tasks as assigned.
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred not required.
- Experience in fly fishing guiding preferred not required.
- Guide School preferred not required.
- Valid, current Driver’s License.
- Previous work in a similar capacity and environment.
- Must be able to stand, sit, walk, and move continuously for the duration of shift.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and nights.
- CPR / First Aid Card.
Location: Chauvin, LA
Schedule: Seasonal full-time
Pay Rate: $30,000 p.a. + Trip Pay + 7% end-of-season bonus