Parks' Fly Shop is located on the doorstep of Yellowstone Park, the largest expanse of public trout water in the United States. There are myriad walk & wade guided trip options available for visiting anglers of any skill level, including total rookies and kids ages 10 and up, and to suit a wide range of fly fishing techniques. It's therefore little wonder that more than half of our total guided fishing trips are walk & wade trips in Yellowstone Park. We hope to show you some of our favorite waters.
The possibilities are almost endless. Depending on client skill and interests and the time of year, we might guide our clients to fish brawling canyon water in the Black and Grand Canyons of the Yellowstone far from the road, where the cutthroat trout love streamers and big attractor dry flies, or take them to the glassy-smooth waters of the Firehole, where finicky rainbows and browns sip mayflies while geysers churn in the background and tourists stop to gawk at the show. There are literally hundreds of options between that fall somewhere between these two.
Got a beginner in your group? Many walk & wade trips are suitable for rookies, novices, and kids, and most of the year these are the trips we suggest for less-skilled anglers.
Besides beginners, novices, and kids, walk & wade trips are particularly good options for anyone who'd prefer to spot and stalk their quarry or match hatches, avid hikers, anglers interested in learning about a particular stream in detail, people who want to fish small water, and anyone who'd like a slower-paced day than is possible on a river float. Walk and wade trips offer more opportunities for personalized instruction than floats, including detailed information on access points and tactics for when you fish the Yellowstone area on your own. There are also more opportunities for wildlife watching, photography and other non-fishing activities.
Because of intense crowding on roadside waters that are easy to access, public water walk trips are poor choices for anglers who cannot or are not interested in hiking and/or fishing in rough, rocky terrain. They are also not good choices if members of your party are fishing with spinning tackle. In fact, we do not permit spinning tackle on our walk trips.
All walk & trips are treated under public water trip rates.
Richard Parks is Montana Outfitter #327 and Yellowstone Park CUA holder #13-037.