Headhunters Fly Shop is looking for a few good men and women!

Headhunters Fly Shop Hiring Summer Staff 2019

Want to join the Fraternity of the Fly? Want to be part of the fly fishing industry? Want to live, eat, breathe, and sleep fly fishing? Well get that resume together and send it on in.

P.S. No more crappy resumes. We already have enough of them…

Braden is a happy fly shop worker! He gets free coffee!

Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig Montana is starting their annual hiring process. We are looking to fill a couple slots in our shop staff. We need a few hot shots to help us from the spring until the fall. As early as March 15th and as late as Nov 15th. We will fit the appropriate staff in those available slots as we find them. Opportunities for long time employment always exist. If you are some sort of fly shop rock-star…we’ll make room for you!

We do not have guide positions open. But if you have to, you can email mark@headhuntersflyshop.com 

Fly Shop Employee: Duties include normal fly shop stuff like customer service, selling flies, rods, reels, clothing, waders and the like. Driving shuttles is a big part of your job. A clean driving record is imperative. Yard maintenance, hanging on the porch, and additional crappy fly shop tasks will find you throughout the summer.

A passion for fishing is required. You do not have to be an expert when you apply. Over the course of the summer you will become pretty familiar with the Missouri River and the local surroundings. A fantastic opportunity to learn, to grow, and to become a much better dry fly angler. You can come and find yourself too…just do it after-hours! Include your fishing experience in your resume to give a good idea of your personal fly fishing chi. 

Working for Headhunters can be a stepping stone to the fly fishing biz. A few former HH employees have gone onto big fly fishing jobs. A great thing to add to your resume if you plan on making fly fishing a daily part of your life. Or if you plan on making this a full time career Headhunters is a great starting point. Why not work for the #1 fly shop on one of the top trout fisheries on planet earth! Sounds like a good time to me.

Headhunters is looking for self starters. I know you hear that from all employers, but with us it is true. You gotta be a motivated to do more than wait for instruction. Watch plenty of YouTube vids this winter because there is little time for that in the peak months.

Headhunters Fly Shop Help Wanted

Work for your favorite fly shop in downtown Craig Montana.


A resume is required. Email it to us with “Resume” in the Subject Line. Email to both sara@headhuntersflyshop.com and mark@headhuntersflyshop.com please.

Please read this below! It is important for you to make a good 1st impression. If you would like a job provide a professional resume. 

Things that Mark does not like include bad punctuation, bad capitalization, bad grammar, resumes without references, single paragraph resumes…I think you get the drift.  Mark throws resumes in the garbage that include no cap’s, single sentence, cell phone derived text style resumes. Just put together a good looking portrait of yourself so that you look good! Or fishy.

Things that Sara does not like include incomplete resumes, lack of references, phone numbers left off, one paragraph resumes…and she will look at your social media sites to gauge your fishing personality traits!

Include 3 references with current phone numbers, fly fishing experience, retail experience, when you are available for employment which will include start and finish dates, special needs,  your phone number, your email, and any cool photos of you fishing to get us stoked on you!

If you need to be gone in June or July for more than a couple days…please don’t apply. Those are important months. You need to be in Craig for the peak season. 

Pay is better than our fly shop neighbors. Honest. Pay is $11-12/hr. Bonuses are part of the program in the mid-summer. Gear discounts and valuable fly fishing learning opportunities are the high points of this job! Lodging can be difficult to find but we will do our best to help on that front. Expect at least $500-$600/month for rent and possibly beyond $600/month. We will do our best to help in your pursuit of lodging. Remember, we will help. You too need to be engaged in the lodging process.

Live and work in Big Sky Country with Disney-like fly fishing opportunities as a side-effect.

Even if you have talked with other fly shops please give us a shout and drop your resume into our email box. Give us a chance. You won’t regret it. Headhunters is who you want to work for this summer.

We love to get the staff in place for the summer before we get to spring. So we take care of the hiring process in the winter. Make sense? Please send us your resume in January. That gives us time to check references and interview. mark@headhuntersflyshop.com and sara@headhuntersflyshop.com

So do you want in? Want to work for a fun fish filled business in Craig Montana on the banks of the Mighty Missouri River? I bet you do. Get that resume in the email today!
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  • Please send me information in regards to the application processes in which I will need to apply for a position this season! Look forward to hearing from you!

    Braxton R. Clark

  • How much fishing will I bee able to do

    • 4o hrs a week work. Daylight hours in the mid summer May-August light at 6ish and dark at 10 for a couple months. Some days you will be done at 2pm. Fish those 5 days 2-9. Other days you will go to work at noon. 6 hrs int eh morning…5 times 6hrs. 30hrs. 5 @ 7hrs=35 hrs plus 2 days off 2 days @ 16hrs each will give you 35hrs plus 32 hrs=67hrs per/week on the outside, the short will be only 62hrs a week.

  • Watching your video of you and Colin right now

  • Proud to be a fly fisher… a community leading the charge for the importance of water (and land) conservation. Great video! Counting the days until my next Montana trip.

  • So tempting, my youngest leaves the nest in 5 years, will apply then!!!

  • Three cheers for Mark and Sara for insisting on good communication skills! Like them, I have found that folks who don’t or won’t commit to the details of language often don’t and can’t deal with the details of good work. I hope HH finds some good and well-versed additions to their good staff.
    Blog entries are not always proofed before they sail into the net, and are not necessarily held to the same standard as, say, resumes. But if they were, the text above (“Things that Sara does no[t] like include incomplete resume’s, no phone number, one paragraph resume’s…”) would have the apostrophes removed. Elsewhere “resumes” is properly spelled, but folks often fumble with apostrophes, and so for those wannabe employees who rightly revere Mark’s overall style–don’t use an apostrophe to form a plural. OK now the retired teacher can get back to tying some flies…

  • Is there a full time porch bullshitter position being offered ? If so, i’d like to forward my good name as i think i possess all the prerequisite qualities and attributes.



  • That porch sitting position comes with more responsibilities than meets the eye.
    1. You have to ensure that the cooler does not get stollen (again).
    2. You have to sample the contents of said cooler every hour or so to ensure that they are at optimal temperature.
    3. You have to carry ice to cooler, which is uphill both directions (see #2 above if you think I am wrong).

  • Hey Mark,
    Just wanted to let you know I am still available for hire. My situation has changed a little from last year when you were unable to hire me. In addition to my only being available after the morning hatch and before the evening hatch, I can only work Mon, Tues, Fri and every third Wed. I sincerely hope we can come to an arrangement this time around.

  • Wondering if y’all are offering a part time position?

  • Pablo Escochar
    January 2, 2019 7:11 pm

    Do you guys still have free coffee every day? I’m trying to kick a habit. That’s worth like $4/day….