Fly-Fishing Instructor (Orvis Sandanona)Millbrook, NY
Orvis Fly Fishing Instructors provide a world-class experience to Orvis customers. Our instructors subscribe to the highest customer service standards and demonstrate a passion for fly fishing along with a genuine desire to help their students learn and succeed.
The Fly Fishing Instructor is an authentic sportsperson in attitude and appearance, is an ambassador of the brand, and embodies the Orvis Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Culture.
Fly-fishing experience is required - we will provide training on how to teach others to love the sport!
The position reports to the Upland Manager.
- Promote and maintain the safety and well-being of students during schools and guide trips
- Perform and explain fly casting demonstrations
- Teach Orvis fly casting methods and provide individual guidance and coaching
- Teach knot tying
- Conduct classroom presentations on topics such as: technical information on lines, rods and reels, choosing flies, and how to handle, photograph and release fish
- Lead groups of up to 2ppl on 2-4hr guided fishing excursions on local water
- Assist students in making informed decisions on the purchase of fly fishing equipment and apparel
- Maintain the physical appearance of the school classroom
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral
- Demonstrated proficiency in fly casting and fishing skills
- Knowledge of technical specifications of fly fishing equipment and the ability to educate others
- Knowledge of and experience with various types of fishing, with an emphasis on the school’s specific fishery
- Knowledge of and experience with freshwater and saltwater fly fishing
NY State Guides License recommended but not required initially.
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