So You Want to be a Fly Fishing Retailer?

| March 13, 2021

Many Will Call – Few Will be Chosen

These opportunities don’t come along often at all! This is your chance to temporarily join the retail workforce and learn what that means in this day and age! It’s a lot different than when I was working retail – FOR SURE! HINT: Pay close attention to the requirements people. And I would guess there is an emphasis on equal opportunities for traditionally minimized ethnic groups and sexes. Said one friend, “Oh to be forty years younger and female.” I don’t know about that, but be sure and let them know where you found your new career notice – right here at Texas Fly Caster!


Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company is seeking to fill two internship positions located at our World HQ in Dallas, Texas. This will be our third Summer for the program and first time to publicly open the interview process. Join our team this Summer and become a part  of a fun, fast paced work environment while gaining vast experience and knowledge of the industry at Texas’ Fly Shop. 

Throughout the 12 week program, the interns will have a main focus on sales and marketing. In addition, the candidates will have exposure to the financial side of running and operating a specialty retail store and travel outfitter,  including but not limited to inventory management,  buying, sales forecasting, as well as website and social media content creation. Participation in marketing, sales, customer experience, and other related meetings that lead to an overall exemplary shop experience is expected. The intern schedule is Wednesday – Saturday, at 30 hours per week. 


  • Intermediate Fly Fishing experience is required
  • Brand and product knowledge preferred (Simms, Howler, Fishpond, Sage, Scott, etc.)
  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Business, Marketing, or related fields
  • Must have a strong interest in product management and retail sales
  • Strong communication skills, and relationship building with a service minded attitude is preferred
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, and ability to work well within a team environment
  • Point of sale experience and/or retail experience preferred

The interview process will begin April 1st and conclude on May 21st. THANK YOU!

Please send resumes to [email protected]. Preference will be given to those with a cover letter highlighting their motivation for pursuing this internship with a strong desire to get their foot in the door in the fly fishing and service industry. Eligible candidates will be contacted by Tailwaters via email and phone to schedule an interview. (No unscheduled appointments)

Tailwaters Fly Fishing

(214) – 219 -2500

[email protected] 

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Category: Fly Shops, Industry

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