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Richard Parks and Walter Wiese have each written a book helpful to anglers visiting Yellowstone Park. Click either book for more info.

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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.

All we're catching lately are dinks!

First pic: young beginner with first brook trout. Next three pics: Yellowstone River brown trout. Bottom pic: Missouri River brown trout. All fish caught July 2014.

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Richard Parks (richard@parksflyshop.com) is Montana Outfitter #327. 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 Wiese (ycflyfishing@gmail.com) is a USCG-licensed Captain authorized to run power boat trips on all Inland waters of the United States.

Summer Hours

8-6 Daily


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Posted July 18

All summer waters in the Yellowstone area are now out of spring runoff and most are seeing excellent fishing. Check the fishing report for more details.

The dry fly fishing on the upper Yellowstone River float sections (from Gardiner to Point of Rocks, roughly) has been on fire lately, with clients on guided trips typically seeing 100 or more strikes on dry flies on full-day floats.


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phone 406 848 7314, address 202 Second Street South PO Box 196 Gardiner, MT 59030 E-mail Walter Wiese E-mail Richard Parks link to PFS Youtube Channel link to PFS Facebook

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