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Updates on area conservation, fishing regulations, and other news of note specifically to those visiting the Yellowstone area.

Montana Quarantine Orders Lift June 1

Montana Quarantine Orders Lift June 1

Out-of-state residents visiting Montana have been under mandatory quarantine orders since June 1. These orders are due to lift June 1, which means tourism and therefore our guiding season can reopen starting then. We also expect the Montana entrances to YNP to reopen on the 1st, since the holdup has been the quarantine order.

We are VERY eager to book trips this summer, and there will be many fewer anglers on the water this year compared to most…

Yellowstone Park Begins Phased Reopening

Yellowstone Park Begins Phased Reopening

I’ll let the park do the talking: Visit this Link.

Key takeaways for visitors to Montana and our shop:

  • Montana entrances remain closed due to our state’s 14-day quarantine rule for nonresidents. I expect the reopening of the Wyoming entrances to accelerate Montana’s opening procedures, for good (we need the money) and ill (literal illness increases).
  • A key note is that fishing will remain closed until Phase II of the park’s reopening plan. To view the plan, check this link. The document states a “May/June” timeframe for reopening fishing.

Baby steps, baby steps…

Fly Tying Vid – Garris’ Yellowstone Nymph, and Coronavirus Appeal

Fly Tying Vid – Garris’ Yellowstone Nymph, and Coronavirus Appeal

Josh Garris’ Yellowstone Nymph is a simple, buggy fly similar in most respects to a Walt’s Worm or Sexy Walt (no relation, just ask my wife) that works well in fast, bouldery water in Yellowstone Park as a caddis pupa as well as sowbug or caddis on the Land of Giants stretch of the Missouri River.

After the tying video, I’d appreciate it if you keep watching for an update on how Yellowstone Country Fly Fishing and Parks’ Fly Shop are handling the coronavirus and how you can help us get through it.