Our staff have written four books (and counting) about fishing in the Yellowstone area. Please click one of the titles below for more details.
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.
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.
Richard Parks is Montana outfitter #327. Walter Wiese is Montana outfitter #22001. We are licensed to guide in Yellowstone National Park, waters in the state of Montana under general regulations, and in the Gallatin National Forest. Contract outfitters are licensed on the Madison River. Walter is a USCG-licensed Captain authorized to run power boat trips on all inland waters of the United States.
Posted August 22
Fishing Report updated today. Continued cool and very wet weather has meant great fishing except when mud plugs have dirtied area waters. Due to this cool weather, we no longer anticipate any afternoon "hoot owl" closures anywhere within our operations area this season.
For more regular updates on the fishing, from a guide's perspective, check out Walter's trip reports posted on his blog.
Posted June 18
Season Forecast updated today. With almost all waters in the region now in "summer mode" and the others to follow shortly, this will be our last update in this regard.
Posted May 17
We would like to welcome the following new staff for 2015: Taylor Walker will be joining us as a shop clerk and trainee guide, Eric Ackley will be joining us as a part-time guide, and we have also added three new independent contractor guides to our guide list. For bios on Taylor and Eric, check out our Staff Page.
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