WANTED:  CrossCurrents Fly Shop is looking for a few good crew members.


Chris Strainer, owner, training new employee on rental boats.

Come live the life others only dream about in the “Trout Capital of the World” – Craig, Montana.  If you have an insatiable appetite for fly fishing and enjoy sharing that passion with others, we have a position for you.

Our Fly Shop Crew Members work hard in a fun working environment putting in long days ensuring our customers receive extraordinary service.  This position requires people who are early risers, energetic, and have the ability to handle the demands of a split shift. We require employees to have a strong work ethic, be honest, be dependable, be self-motivated and who pay utmost attention to detail in their work. Crew Members must be able to work in a fast-paced environment using good time management skills and cooperate easily with others as a team player.   THE REWARD:  fly fishing the famous Mighty Missouri River! 

If this sounds too good to be true, download an employment application now.

Detailed job descriptions can be found in the following .pdf files:  Fly Shop Crew Member Job Description and Housekkeeping-Shuttles Job Description

So… You Want to Be a Guide!?!


Guide Brock Long gettin’ it done on the Mighty Mo.

If you are longing to be a guide on the famous Missouri River, we can help.  To be a successful guide on the Missouri River, one must develop an intimate relationship with “The Mighty Mo’.”  One of the best ways to develop this relationship is to work in our shop and fish often.  Consider working for CrossCurrents as a paid internship– learning the fly fishing industry and operating a hospitality business.  Based on your season performance, crew members may apply for our Fly Fishing Guide Apprenticeship Program.  Already did your time in Guide School?  Great!  You’ll still need to develop that intimacy only time can give.  I highly suggest reading the following article from our fellow comrades  at GinkandGasoline.com – “Buster Wants to Be A Fly Fishing Guide”.   After you digest that information, fill out our application and come fish your rear off!

24 Responses to Fly Shop Employment
  1. Im so looking for a employment opportunity in a fly shop! Im in Toronto, Canada thought 🙁 !

    • So move to Montana!… at least for April through the first of November. We have lodging accommodations based on first come first serve for our employees. It’s not luxurious by any means but its a roof over your head. What else does a trout bum need.

      • ahahaha I wish I could! But I never guided before… I’m trying to get a employment opportunity in a fly shop locally to start up!

        May be one day I could spend a summer with you guys!

        one day, one day…

  2. Do we mail the application to the shop or can we email it?

  3. Sign me up I’m in bozeman

  4. […] If you think you do Craig, Montana is definitely the place to test this idea!  FYI…We are still looking for a few good Trout Bums. […]

  5. Gosh, I wish. But I already have a summer-seasonal job (Apr-Nov at a golf course) that I feel obligated to keep, as well college courses to complete, and this whole wedding thing to plan. I long for the days of up stakes and go whenever I wanted :/. A girl can dream.

    • I have always wanted to move and live in Montana. I am 47 years old and am an avid fly fishermen and outsoorsman. I currenrly am in SC but would definitely like to help out anywhere you neee me
      I can definitely tie various patterns. My biggest trout to day is a 28″ bow on my Winston 2wt. (803) 833-2498

  6. Good afternoon,

    I’m very interested in the job offer you posted. I’m an avid fly fisherman who meets all the specifications you are looking for. My work ethic is high, early riser, and a great people person. I have been looking for an opportunity such as this to become a guide.

    Perhaps we could speak further via telephone. Please Email me so I can provide you my number privately.

    Stay fly,


  7. I would love to come up there and get the hang of this for my future as a guide and shop rat which ever comes first sending my application tomorrow

  8. Where do I sign up ? I could be looking for a change of pace.

  9. I have tried to send you my email job application , it keeps telling invalid email . Please advise or update

    • Craig, I don’t post our email address due to spammers. You can use the contact us form and I’ll respond. Or call the Helena shop at 406-449-2292 to obtain our email address. Thanks!

  10. I would love to work up in Montana. I’ve completed the guide school on the snake River just looking for a good job to get my foot in the door for a guiding job.

  11. I’m an avid fly fisher who’s looking for some to gain some experience in the industry any way I can. I looked over all the requirements and feel that I meet them. I am going into my freshman year of collage and am interested in the possibility of coming out int the summer of 2019, is there a chance y’all could have something for me?

    • Blaze, We have started our search for additional staff for 2019. Please put in an application and we’ll be in touch with you over the next couple of months to see if we are a good fit for each other for working here in Craig for the 2019 season. Thanks!


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