Trouts Journal

Wanted: “Fly Shop Special Ops”

Ivan Orsic / Apr 18, 2021

Our good friends at Angling Trade did a little write up on our Full-Time Sales Lead Opening. Join Tanner and the rest of the Trouts Denver floor staff!

Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver is looking for a special type of experienced angler to join its shop team. Specifically, they need someone who is more than passionate about fly fishing; they want legitimate been there-done that and insight. You have logged the miles. You know a lot about fishing Colorado and the West. You’re really, really dialed on Colorado. Not like, “I moved here last year and am really loving it,” rather, you already know Centennial State fisheries inside-out. You know how long it takes to float from Rancho to State Bridge at 1,200 cfs. You recite the hatch cycle on the Taylor in your sleep. You know how many fish live in each green bucket at Deckers. And you have firsthand experience on every gold medal mile on the Ark. You’ve worn out several pairs of wading boots (at least). You can catch carp with flies. You also know more than a thing or two about fishing the flats… maybe even bluewater. You’re a gear junkie who believes rods and reels have personalities. You understand different companies and their brand cultures. Most importantly, you can connect with people, help them become better anglers, and fit them with products that suit their needs perfectly. If you’re one of those people, you can make some serious serious bank via a combination of hourly and sales commissions, and join the Trouts staff on a senior level.

See full job description below.

Contact Rick Mikesell, Chief Operations Manager, Trouts Fly Fishing, 877 464-0034,

Trouts Fly Fishing is looking for an Experienced Full-Time Sales Lead to join our dynamic team of fly-fishing experts. The Full-Time Sales Lead position at Trouts Fly Fishing requires a passion for the fly-fishing lifestyle and an outgoing personality that takes initiative, has integrity, and is committed to world class customer service.

Full-Time Sales Associate Job Description

At Trouts Fly Fishing, we offer customers an accessible environment, knowledgeable staff, and a consistent experience – both online and in the shop. The Full-Time Sales Lead will provide customer sales support within the shop and promote cross selling and upselling opportunities of fly-fishing retail products. The Full-Time Sales Lead will also be well versed in customer events, programs and classes and engage in cross selling activities when appropriate. This Position is not Entry Level, all Applicants must possess industry leading Product Expertise, and have extensive fly-fishing knowledge for both local and global destination fisheries. This position will be based in Denver, CO and be primarily responsible for driving the retail sales in the Denver Market.


-Exemplify excellent product knowledge and customer care within a broad range of fly-fishing products and services
-Collaborate with Management to promote products and complete product/service requests made by customers who are in the shop
-The Full-Time Sales Associate should have a relatively open schedule of availability which allows ability to staff the shop during busiest sales times
-Exercise best practices for merchandising products in order to best display fly-fishing equipment, clothing and other gear, making products visually compelling to the customer and resulting in a sales floor that is easy to shop and navigate
-Ability to manage time wisely and complete special projects efficiently
-Understands or has experience operating a point of sales system
-Comply with all Company Policies and procedures
-Must have reliable transportation
-Complete special projects as required


- Minimum Three Years Previous retail or direct customer service/sales experience, fly-fishing retail experience strongly preferred.
- Strong product knowledge of current Major Manufactuerer offerings in fly-fishing hardgood and accessories.
- Advanced angling experience, well versed in Colorado specific fishing destinations and techniques. Applicants unable to demonstrate fly-fishing knowledge/experience at a top tier level will not be considered.
-Advanced fly-tying experience
-Advanced Saltwater / destination fly-fishing experience.
-We also require a team player who has the ability for time management, demonstrated written and verbal communication and customer service skills. At Trouts Fly Fishing we are absolutely committed to perfecting our customer’s experience and we expect the same level of dedication from every employee of our staff.

Hours and Compensation

Applicant would be expected to work up to 40 hours a week through the summer months, with potential to maintain full time hours through fall and winter based on performance and business volume. Availability to work on weekends is necessary. Compensation will be a hybrid of Hourly & Commission Pay. Earning potential is excellent for knowledgeable and motivated candidates who thrive in a team-based environment.

All interested parties should apply with a current resume and detailed cover letter to;, or in person at Trouts Denver Location;

Trouts Fly Fishing
ATTN: Rick Mikesell
1025 Zuni St
Denver, CO 80204

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