Working in Fly shops
I work in a shop and I all but got on my knees and begged to be given a shot! One thing that will really help is just going in and BS'ing with the guys there.
Anybody working at a shop needs to be passionate and knowledgable. And while an understanding and knowledge is great, your passion will go even further.
I'm a younger guy looking to be an ambassador to the sport and get more young bucks involved! It's great to see someone looking to get involved. Good luck and remember, guys working in shops love talking fishing, so go talk!