Parks' Fly Shop Guided Fly Fishing Trips: Yellowstone River Float Trips, Yellowstone National Park Walk Trips, Spring Creek Trips, Lake Float Trips

big Yellowstone River brown trout

Pretty trout and pretty scenery abound on our guided trips in Montana and Yellowstone Park. This big brown came on a River Float on the Paradise Valley section of the Yellowstone River.

Introduction to Parks' Fly Shop's Fly Fishing Guide Service

Parks' Fly Shop has been in the guiding business since shortly after the shop opened, running our first trips way back in 1954. Most of our guides have ten or more years of experience fishing and guiding on the Yellowstone River, its tributaries, the blue-ribbon waters of Yellowstone National Park, and a small chunk of the Missouri River drainage. This narrow focus and deep experience gives our guides unparalleled knowledge of the waters where they work. We offer a wide range of walk & wade and boat trips, and most trips can be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of anglers of any skill level. Regardless of trip type or length, our guide service is heavily centered on dry fly fishing when possible. In high summer, our clients typically catch most of their trout on dry flies. Our guide service operates year-round, though the range of trips available varies depending on the time of year.

Most of our public water walk & wade fly fishing trips take place in Yellowstone National Park, but we also run walk trips on the private Paradise Valley spring creeks and on the Yellowstone River and several "no name" creeks outside the Park.

We run drift boat and raft fly fishing float trips on the Yellowstone, lower Madison, lower Gallatin, Boulder, Jefferson, and Missouri Rivers and several private lakes.

We offer full-day trips for all trip types and shorter options for most. We can also set up multi-day packages to show you the wide range of fisheries in our area. We do not run overnight trips in which we camp on the river.

Are you or a member of your party a beginner fly angler who wants to get into the sport? We are always happy to take beginners. Check out our Beginner Trips page for the options that work best for rookies. We also offer lessons, though beginners will learn far more on a guided trip than a brief lesson.

Please click the links in the paragraphs above or in the Guided Trips toggle in the menu above for more information on a specific type of trip. Our rates are discussed on the relevant page. If you have other questions or want to talk about scheduling a trip, e-mail us, fill out our Guided Trip Information Request form, or give us a call.

Uncertain what kind of trip you should take? Not a problem! Just ask for a "guide's choice" trip when you book, and we will plan to run the guided trip that's most suited to your skill level, interests, physical condition, and fishing conditions. This is our preferred booking, simply because SOMETHING is always fishing well and we always prefer to fish what's hot.


Parks' Fly Shop

PO Box 196 or 202 Second Street South

Gardiner, MT 59030

Phone: (406) 848-7314

Current Hours: 9AM-5PM Daily, 10AM-4PM Sundays, Occasional Closures

E-Mail the Shop (General Inquiries)

E-Mail Walter (Guided Trip Questions)

E-Mail Richard

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