About the Author
Richard Parks lives in Gardiner, Montana, where he owns and operates the fly shop his father, Merton, established there in 1953. Richard's fishing experience derives from growing up behind the counter, at the tying bench, and on the streams of Yellowstone National Park. He has run the family store and guide servcie ever since his father died in 1970. Richard is active in professional and conservation associations. He has served as president of the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and chairman of both the Northern Plains Resource Council and Western Organization of Resource Councils. He is also a lifelong member of both Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. He co-authored Tying and Fishing the West's Best Dry Flies. His fly shop is featured on the Web at www.parksflyshop.com.