Colorado Fly Fishing Blog

6 Places for Lake Trout Fishing in Colorado

November 13, 2023

When it comes to Mackinaw or lake trout fishing in Colorado, there are several top picks that anglers rave about. After speaking with our guides and officials from Colorado Parks & Wildlife, here are our top 6 lakes for pursuing lake trout in colorado. Blue Mesa Reservoir: As the state’s largest body of water, Blue…

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The Trout of Rocky Mountain National Park

October 25, 2023

Estes Park offers some of the finest fly fishing in Colorado and features a variety of different trout in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park’s diverse aquatic ecosystems are home to a wide variety of trout species, making it a haven for anglers. From the vibrant colors of native Greenback Cutthroat to the elusive Brown…

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5 Tips for Tailwater Fly Fishing

October 17, 2023

Colorado’s magnificent landscape is renowned for its captivating opportunities for tailwater fly fishing, where pristine rivers flow beneath dams, offering anglers a consistent and rewarding haven for pursuing sizable trout. The popularity of tailwater fly fishing in Colorado can be attributed to several factors such as prolific hatches and dry fly fishing, large hard-fighting trout,…

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Embrace the Magic of Fall Fly Fishing in Estes Park

October 5, 2023

As the warm embrace of summer gradually gives way to the crisp chill of autumn, there’s an undeniable magic that sweeps across the Rockies, and for us, that magic is experienced while fall fly fishing in Estes Park. The iconic snowcapped peaks, the resonant bugles of majestic Rocky Mountain Elk, and the mesmerizing transformation of…

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Does Fly Line and Rod Weight Matter?

September 5, 2023

Fly fishing gear is distinctly different than conventional tackle and many beginners who come into our Colorado fly shop commonly ask the question “Does line and rod weight matter?“. The short answer is “Yes!”. Picking the right line and rod for the type of fishing you plan to do can be a bit confusing, especially…

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Benefits of an Overnight Float Fishing Trip

July 19, 2023

Our overnight float fishing trips provide a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the river. This adventure allows you to catch wild brown and rainbow trout while enjoying the serene surroundings and camping under the stars. The upper Colorado River, set in the picturesque high…

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The Best Time to Fly Fish Estes Park

June 20, 2023

There are many reasons to fly fish Estes Park year-round. But the different seasons bring different approaches and every angler seeks different things out of fly fishing in Colorado. From fly fishing tailwaters in the winter to Rocky Mountain National Park fly fishing in high mountain lakes and the surrounding area. There are countless options…

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Why a Colorado Llama Hike is a Must-Do

May 18, 2023

Our Colorado llama hike is a unique activity and should be a part of any trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. While hiking Rocky Mountain National Park is a wonderful activity in and of itself, the experience can be enhanced by booking a Colorado llama hike with Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. Allowing you to…

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5 Tips for Dry Fly Fishing in Colorado

April 19, 2023

When you tell someone that you are a fly fisherman the first image that comes to mind is that of dry fly fishing. Dry fly fishing in Colorado is the purest form of that image. That is not to say that it is always the best. Sometimes nymphing or streamer fishing is going to be…

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5 Places for Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing

March 15, 2023

There are few angling experiences quite like Rocky Mountain National Park fly fishing. With breathtaking, abundant scenery and towering mountains in nearly every direction, the staggering nature of this place will leave you speechless. Unique to our area, Rocky Mountain National Park hosts five species of trout, two of which are native — The Greenback…

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