So You Want to Become a Fly Fishing Guide?

Swimming around the muddy waters of downtown and the gin clear streams of the Rocky Mountains, I see a lot of aspiring fly fishing guides.  Their enthusiasm is as colorful as the hundreds of stickers that adorn the toppers of their favorite truck.  And by the way, be somewhat leery of fly fishing guides that are driving a brand new Toyota Tacoma…such a truck costs around $20,000 plus and most guides are lucky if they make half of that in a season…

Colorado fly fishing
Well, guiding certainly does have a few perks…

Not to scare you off, I have matched wits with many of Colorado’s best guides and some of them seem surprisingly healthy and well off.  This is somewhat shocking as I don’t think many of them have healthcare and it’s usually quite obvious that a dental plan is just plain out of the question!

But what these guys usually do have is an unwavering passion for fly fishing and top quality and new fly fishing gear!  That is the major perk to becoming a steward of the stream, getting hot pro-deals on all the latest fly rods, reels, waders, gadgets and more.  You get to see a little bit of it all guiding and that’s the beauty of it!  Not many jobs have you meeting new people every day and sharing the thing you love the most with them.  Not too shabby of a job if I must say so myself!

So if guiding is on your mind as a part time or full time occupation, then drop us a line with your fishing and professional resume.  We are always looking for new guides, our hiring and training process isn’t easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

Tight Lines,

Downtown Brown…Stay Fishy my Friends…