I've done 3 guided trips with Park's, shopped there many many times, and am consistently impressed with the shop and guides. It's clear these guys know what the hell they are doing and love doing it. My most recent trip was with Ben, who is truly a fisherman's fisherman. This guy is NUTS about fishing and has as much fun putting clients on fish than if he were catching them himself. I've been fly fishing in Montana most of my life, but my friend on this particular trip was on his second day ever. Ben knew exactly what to do so that we both had a GREAT time. The big rivers were muddy that day, so we headed out to the upper Gardiner river in the morning, a drop-dead gorgeous hike, and we netted loads of beautiful brookies in 2-3 hours, and the day just got better from there. We then headed to another smaller stream that had much more technical fishing and absolutely nailed the prettiest cuttbows and rainbows I've ever seen. What a day.
All in all, I've probably done 30-40 guided trips in the past, and this trip was THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD. I am definitely coming back next summer for more, and more, and more...
Aside from the guide trips, the shop is fantastic. Nobody knows as much about fishing in Yellowstone than Richard Parks, in fact he literally "wrote the book" on it. He has imparted his abundance of knowledge on the shop staff, and they will steer you in the right direction. Yellowstone is a dynamic place and the rivers and streams are constantly changing, these guys know all the places to hit and when to hit them.
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