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Parks' Fly Shop

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202 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7736
+1 406-848-7314
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Most knowledgeable fly shop at Yellowstone

Just returned from a week of fishing Yellowstone Park and as usual spent most mornings starting at... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
mdtar
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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Float trip with Ben

If you plan to visit Gardiner, Montana... book a float trip with Ben Jewel. My dad & I just went... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Cassy M
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Parks' Fly Shop is a full-service fly shop and fly fishing outfitter that has been serving southwest Montana, the Yellowstone River, and Yellowstone National Park since 1953, under continuous Parks family ownership. We are a small "old-fashioned" shop focusing on our region-specific guide service, a large selection of area-specific fly patterns (around 45% designed and/or produced locally), and outfitting anglers for the Yellowstone region. In addition to our fly tackle, we stock conventional fishing gear, bear spray, binoculars and spotting scopes, apparel, and various other odds and ends. You may also be interested in the Gardiner Guesthouse, our affilated B&B, owned by Richard and Nancy Parks.Please check the How-To section of our website or contact us for plenty of free information on fishing the Yellowstone area that will help make your trip a success, whether you're fishing on your own for an afternoon or with our guides for a week.
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202 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7736
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a week of fishing Yellowstone Park and as usual spent most mornings starting at Park's. There are fancier fly shops with more merchandise but you will not find one with more knowledge and fly selection than Park's. The guides and shop personnel...More

Thank mdtar
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

If you plan to visit Gardiner, Montana... book a float trip with Ben Jewel. My dad & I just went fly fishing on the Yellowstone River with Ben in his float boat. There's no other guide like him.. he loves his job & you will...More

Thank Cassy M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Walter Wiese' knowledge and patience are incredible. I had modest experience fly fishing, but Walt had to unlearn some previous habits in addition to teaching more productive ones. He shared his considerable knowledge in a quiet and unobtrusive way. He focused on the habits of...More

Thank reidingerr
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Park's has a "beginner's trip" for new fly fishermen. I used this service to introduce my grandson Canyon to a sport I love. The guide, Ben Jewell, was terrific. We hiked in to a remote stretch of a river in Yellowstone Park that was full...More

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We spent a day with Bart flyfishing the Yellowstone. He is extremely knowledgeable with this difficult sport. We learned a lot and most importantly caught fish. We would definitely do it again!

Thank Carrieinct
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went as a family of 4to learn how to fly fish and all ended up loving it! My daughter 6 years old and I went with Rob. We floated down the river. He was so patient with both my daughter and I. We had...More

Thank aoknbpt
Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you want to know about fishing in Yellowstone or Gardiner this is the place to go. From flies and equipment to booking guides and advice where and how to fish the local rivers, this is the place for fly fishermen. This is not a...More

Thank robert k
Reviewed 19 August 2016

not like a cabelas, this place is the real deal. I love going into places that still have wood paneling on the walls, it shows that they can survive just off their knowledge and products. Even if you aren't a hard core fly fisher stop...More

Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

While traveling to Yellowstone for a family vacation I wanted to check fly fishing off my bucket list. Neither me or my 17 and 12 year old boys had been fly fishing before. Our guide, Ben, made sure we got to a stream that guaranteed...More

2  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I was un-sure, at first, about signing up to do an all day fly fishing trip on the Yellowstone river. The trip in June 2016 was a WONDERFUL experience & totally worth the $$. Not only was my guide Ben professional, but was an awesome...More

1  Thank dmc-plc
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