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  • Tuesday, May 02, 2006

    YELLOWSTONE PARK NEWBIE GUIDE

    WHERE TO START?
    newbies start here

    - For those of you that have been asking for advice about visiting Yellowstone National Park for the first time, here is a starter guide to Fly Fishing Yellowstone.
    -Yellowstone Fly Fishing can be intimidating. So much good water, and so many hatches, and so much advice can be a confusing thing for the first time visitor. For those of you that have been asking, here are the places to look to get you started.
    - The Total Yellowstone page is a commercial site that is almost current, and very extensive, but it is not a Fly Fishing site. It has some hatch charts for the various popular rivers. Click HERE to begin the newbies tour at the Total Yellowstone Page.
    - On the west side of Yellowstone National Park is a cluster of excellent fly fishing shops, each with an array of expertise and information. No other place offers the range of expertise in such a concentrated assemblage. Search these for fly fishing reports and other Yellowstone Park information:
    ----------- Eagle's Store: S.P. Eagle was the first licensed fly fishing guide in Yellowstone National Park. This family and store are legends in Yellowstone. The store is on the National Register Of Historic Places, and sits on the site of the original store that founded West Yellowstone. They will be celebrating 100 years of Yellowstone Fly Fishing in 2008!

    ----------- Jacklin's Fly Shop: run by world renowned fly tier and casting instructor Bob Jacklin. He got his start at Eagle's Store and has developed both an Idaho and Yellowstone following. Excellent guides abound in this little shop.
    ---------- Madison River Outfitters: 'MRO' to it's friends. This shop has continued to grow and develop a loyal following for those who fish the Madison River and other west side destinations.
    --------- Arrick's Fly Shop: attracts the younger crowd. This shop has an excellent supply of materials and equiptment and guides with expertise on some of the more popular west side destinations.
    -------- Bud Lilly's Trout Shop: A 50-year-old tradition established by Bud Lilly, who got his start at Eagle's Store. This is the traditional "first stop" in West Yellowstone, Montana. This shop has a staff that fishes and an excellent selection of local flies.
    -------- Blue Ribbon Flies: "Craig & Jackies Place" to it's friends. Don't expect to find this world famous fly tier in the shop on Thursdays; he'll be on the river(s) somewhere. Craig's vise has given us some of our favorite flies.
    - This should get you started if you enter Yellowstone National Park from West Yellowstone, the traditional hub of Yellowstone fly fishing.

    =========>OR:
    -There can be good fly fishing advice and information if you enter Yellowstone from the North.
    ----- George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler: is located in the paradise vally and has an excellent shop and very knowledgable guide staff.
    ----- Dan Bailey's Fly Shop: a pioneer in Yellowstone Fly Fishing, and a mandatory stop if you are anywhere near Livingston, Montana.
    =========>OR: for a change of pace try this:
    ------- Fly Fish Magazine: the view from outside.


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