This is an extremely text-heavy website. As such, it may be more readable on a computer or tablet than your phone.
It's text-heavy for a reason: text is still the best way to provide a bunch of information, and that's what this site is about. It's not flashy and it doesn't have many pictures of monster fish. In fact, there aren't many photos at all. What it does have is the largest amount of free Yellowstone and Montana fly fishing info you'll find anywhere on the Web, ranging from river descriptions and fishing tips to hatch and fly suggestions to advice on what kind of clothing to pack at certain times of year.
The linkbar at the top of your screen provides access to every page on the site. Click the PFS Main Site link to go back to Parks' Fly Shop's business site. The Seasons page provides a basic overview of how the season impacts the fishing around here (hint: it's important). The Tackle and Clothing pages include infomation on everything you'll need to pack with the exception of flies. Most pages within the Flies & Hatches dropdown menu include detailed information on insect hatches and everything the fish in our area are likely to eat. You'll want to check the Intro to Flies & Hatches page first. Finally, the Area Waters pages include introductions to most of the fisheries in the Yellowstone area, with information on when they fish well, access, fishing tips, and top flies. Click the Intro to Area Waters link for a general overview, or jump right to the water that interests you. Is there a novice fly angler in your group? This section includes information on beginner water too. For most anglers, the latter two sections of the website will be the "meat and potatoes." You'll find more helpful info in these two sections than you can find in many guidebooks.
Speaking of guidebooks, and other books for that matter, the author of this site has written three. Check out our Books Page for more information.
Finished reading through the site and still have questions or not finding something you think should be here? Feel free to contact us using the information at the bottom of the page.
Here's one last thing to consider after you've burned through the website, and if you're contemplating booking a guided trip in the Yellowstone area. Just think about how much knowledge we have that we didn't put on this site for free. Want to go fishing with us?
Walter Wiese, author of this site and Parks' Fly Shop Head Guide
Richard Parks is Montana Outfitter #327 and Yellowstone Park CUA holder #13-037. Parks' Fly Shop operates under his licensure in Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River Drainage upstream of Livingston, and the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. Walter J. Wiese is Montana Outfitter #22001. The shop operates under his licensure in the Yellowstone Drainage downstream of Livingston and in the entire Missouri River Drainage.
All text copyright Walter J. Wiese. 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.