Welcome to the Parks' Fly Shop website. Our shop is located in Gardiner, Montana, within sight of the Yellowstone River and a quarter-mile from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. All the prime water within the Park, the blue-ribbon portion of the Yellowstone River, and many great private lakes and spring creeks are located within an easy drive, making us the most centrally-located fly shop and outfitter in the region.
The rivers and lakes of the Yellowstone region have been our obsessions and the guiding forces behind our business since 1953. We stock only flies & gear useful within fifty miles of our door, we designed and/or tie around half the flies we stock, and our guide service is a local one, focused on Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River system, and portions of the upper Missouri River drainage rather than on fly fishing Montana as a whole. Our tight focus gives us unparalleled knowledge of local fisheries.
This knowledge is put on display on our How To Site. This sub-site includes as much information as many guidebooks, ranging from suggestions on clothes to pack to hatch charts to tackle suggestions to in-depth descriptions and fishing tips covering all important regional fisheries.
During the winter, we transform partially into "Parks' Ski Shop," and offer cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, as well as fly tackle suitable for winter fishing and fishing guides eager to get out in the cold with you, if you're so inclined.
We're well aware that our website is very text-heavy. In fact, we've been told by numerous web professionals that it's too text-heavy and we should change it. This was a deliberate choice on our part; we wanted to offer visitors to our site and our area as much information as we possibly could. There's a lot of information on almost every page, and we encourage visitors to read through it all and learn as much as they can. If you're the type of person who likes to dive into travel information, grab a cup of coffee and be ready to spend three or four hours going through our site, and please enjoy it!
Give us a call at (406) 848-7314 to set up a guided Montana or Yellowstone fishing trip or check on river conditions. You can also contact us via the e-mail links at the bottom of each page of our site. We look forward to introducing you to the great fly fishing Yellowstone and southwest Montana have to offer.
The photos below all came from trips with PFS guides in 2017. We put our clients on beautiful fish in beautiful places. Use the arrow cursors to click through the images.
Richard Parks is Montana Outfitter #327. Under his licensure, Parks' Fly Shop is licensed to operate in Yellowstone National Park, Montana waters under general regulations, and the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. Walter J. Wiese is Montana Outfitter #22001. Under his licensure, the shop is licensed to operate on the Madison and Missouri Rivers.
Text, graphics, and logos copyright Parks' Fly Shop. Photos copyright Walter J. Wiese or the photographer. If you would like to use any of the content on this site for noncommercial purposes, you are welcome to do so provided you include this copyright notice and our contact information. Please do not use the information here for commercial purposes without written permission.
Website, text, and graphics by Walter J. Wiese. Photos generally by Walter J. Wiese unless noted.