So, you want to work in a fly shop? Do you really know what you are getting into? If you think working at a fly shop entails sitting around and drinking coffee while you surf Moldy Chum and read the latest issue of the Drake, then don't apply with us. Working at Boyne Outfitters is fast paced, and sometimes high stress. Northern Michigan contains some of the most popular fisheries in the world (and some of the hidden gems), and Boyne Outfitters is known as the information center in our area. We expect our employees to provide customers with the highest level of customer service, and most accurate information. Our team environment is both demanding and fun to work in, but it's not "easy".


We are generally looking for knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic anglers to join our team. Youth rules around our shop. We like folks with energy. A passion for fly-fishing and the outdoors is mandatory, both to work at Boyne Outfitters and to live in northern Michigan. We pride ourselves on the plethora of outdoor activites at our fingertips, and the world-class fisheries we have access to.  If choking down a burger and a brew after a 10 hour day, then fishing hex into the dead of night, and mousin' trophy browns until daybreak is your style, you'll love it.


If you are interested in working at Boyne Outfitters, head on over to to fill out an application.  Fill it out just like they teach you in high school... references, work and eduction history, etc. Make sure and include any information you think we should know about you and who you are.  It doesn't hurt to shoot a quick e-mail to Ethan to let him know you are interested and to keep an eye out for your resume.  Those that live close enough to come for an initial interview are encouraged to do so. Position finalists may be asked to come to Boyne for an interview. Questions can be sent to 

Shop Staff 2016

Starts: Mid April/May 2016

Hours: Full Time/Seasonal

Salary: $8.50/hr

Closing: February 29th 2016

Shop duties include high-end customer service providing information regarding fly fishing in northern Michigan. Some casting clinics. Some outdoor maintenance. Some rigging of rods and reels. Fly shop stuff. You will need some Point of Sale/POS skills which means familiarity with computers. Strong phone skills are a plus too. Fly knowledge and fly fishing product knowledge is certainly helpful.


  • Good personal and customer service skills
  • Excited about helping fly fishing anglers
  • Knowledge of fly fishing basics
  • Basic computer skills
  • Smiles

Associate Fly Fishing Guide 2016

Starts: Mid April/May 2016

Hours: Part-Full Time / Seasonal

Salary: Varies on Experience

Closing: February 29th 2016

Extensive knowledge of all aspects of fly fishing required, including but not limited to: history, equipment, techniques, entomology, fly tying, etc. Knowledge of Michigan fish species and waters including stream conditions, bug hatches, etc., also required. Got a drift boat? Great!  If you don't, we have awesome walk-in waters.  Casting clinics, property maintenance, etc. are all part of the gig.


  • Be an ambassador of the Boyne Outfitters brand
  • Outgoing, friendly & personable with a positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexiblility with work schedule
  • Physical strength to reach, move and handle stressors required in guiding
  • Knowledge of local fisheries and emphasis on techniques used