We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 202 Second Street South, Gardiner, MT 59030
Phone Number: 406 848 7314
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Parks' Fly Shop is a full-service fly shop and fly fishing outfitter that...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great Fly Shop

Very knowledgeable about fishing in the local area and in Yellowstone. Home tied flies. Walter was a great guide and gave us a good float on the Yellowstone. Cheapest bear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Bruce K
,
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very knowledgeable about fishing in the local area and in Yellowstone. Home tied flies. Walter was a great guide and gave us a good float on the Yellowstone. Cheapest bear spray in town! Only disadvantages are No parking close to the shop and no early or late hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My brother and I went with Ben on a trip to the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone River. We had a fantastic hike to a remote section of the park (we didn't see anyone else the entire time). Ben was a fantastic guide. We booked a guide for the first day of our visit to Yellowstone in hopes that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My brother and I went with Ben on a guided fishing trip in the northern part of Yellowstone. To say we had a good time would be an understatement. I would call it an epic day of fishing in some wild and beautiful scenery. My brother and I learned a great deal from Ben about fly fishing in Yellowstone, he... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have used this shop 12 years ago when I was in Yellowstone and had a great experience so I decided to rebook with again last week. I took my 16 year old son and we had a blast. Just as good as the last time only more fish. Walter was our guide and he was fantastic. I highly recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Willcox, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The owner is very helpful. We would shop there again. He knows a lot about the local waters and what is working at the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Richard Park is probably one of the most knowledgable fly-fishing guides in the west if not the US. It was by accident that I run into the shop, as we were staying in the Gardiner guest house. He is the husband of the owner of the guest house and shares breakfast with the guests. He set up an afternoon float... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Usak, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What an awesome day of fishing in Yellowstone National Park with Ben Jewell out of Parks Fly shop. Ben was even more excited to be out fishing with us as we were with him making the day an unforgettable success! We fished a sub-alpine lake and one river in the park with Ben putting us all over the Grayling, Cutthroat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Really great trip at the end of May 2015. Ben was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and really helpful. We visited two sites on the full-day trip, and caught Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, and Brown Trout. Ben was putting us right on the fish, and I've never been so tired after a day of fishing, but I would do it every day if I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Richard and his team have all the answers for fly fishing, guide trips and other information on the area. He fixed my fly pole and explained the problem and how to avoid it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our fishing family had a great three-boat, half-day float on the Yellowstone River with Richard and two of his guides. The fly shop is well stocked with appropriate tackle.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Parks' Fly Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parks' Fly Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?