Stan Parker, aka "Pops" or "Stan the Man" is co-owner of the shop. Prior to becoming a river guide, Stan was with the Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff. After fishing Taneycomo for many years with ultra-light spinning equipment, Stan started fly fishing Taneycomo in the mid 1960s. He started guiding professionally in 1997 and his first customer, Doc Stewart, has become a good friend and still goes out with him six or seven times a year. With his diverse knowledge of fly fishing techniques, he’ll always get you into fish.
Our question to each of our guides: what do you enjoy the most about guiding?
Stan - " I enjoy meeting people and love to pass on my enjoyment of the sport. I like to share what I have learned over many years of flyfishing with my client so he or she can accelerate their learning curve and not go through the trial and error that I worked through over time."