1. Social Distancing – Spring Fly Fishing In Estes Park

    With everything happening in the world right now concerning COVID-19, we understand how hesitant you may be to get out of the house, and for good reason. The CDC has recommended restricting travel as much as possible, and some states have even limited travel to strictly going to the grocery store. Because this virus is ever evolving, it is important to stay informed on the latest emergency plans a…Read More

  2. Best Lakes for Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park

    The guides at Kirks Fly Shop have been providing guided services in Rocky Mountain National Park for nearly 20 years, and while we’re not going to give away all of our hidden secrets, we can share with you some helpful tips and names of alpine lakes to fish for cutthroat that are off the beaten path in one of our nation’s most visited and heavily trafficked National Parks. You’ll just have t…Read More

  3. Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

    Fly fishing is a fun and unique form of fishing that requires more gear than the typical fishing trip. If you are a first-time fly fisher or you have been doing it for a while and finally want to invest in your own gear, having all of the right equipment can make the entire experience more enjoyable and easier. At Kirks Flyshop in Estes Park, we have a store full of all the fly fishing gear you wi…Read More

  4. Get Out and Experience Spring Fishing in the Rocky Mountains!

    It is the most exciting time of year for us up here in Estes Park. Everything is starting to get rolling, wildlife is emerging from a long winter, and most importantly, the fishing is kicking off. There have been some incredible fish caught on the local rivers and the action is just heating up. As of this posting, most of the high mountains still have a cap of ice on them so if you are thinking ab…Read More

  5. Give The Gift of Experiences

    With Christmas right around the corner, it is time to dust off the old checkbook and consider what you are going to get the fly fishing aficionado on your list. You may think that it is way too cold to go fly fishing but that could not be further from the truth. Cold water does not slow down the trout in Colorado, only the anglers and right now you better believe that it is cold. What better time …Read More

  6. Make This The Best Summer Ever

    It is that time of year again. Hold up… if you are an angler you had better know what time of year it is. And isn't announcing the time of year sort of dipping in to the realm of scrapbooking and knitting? (Of course we do know some incredible fly fishing knitters out there.) If you are still snowblind from the gnarly winter that steamrolled its way through the eastern half of the country, it ma…Read More

  7. Winter Fly Fishing? You Bet!

    Many of us simply hang up the waders when the first snow starts to fly. For some of us, this is the time of year to sit by the fire and whip finish some streamers for the spring bite. Not everyone is willing to wait until spring, however, and that includes the guides at Kirks Flyshop. We love being on the water and winter can't slow us down. Of course, even when it is cold, the weather in Colorado…Read More

  8. The Autumn Fly Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime

    As anglers we are much more attuned to the subtle changes in weather and the seasons than someone who does not fish. Of course everyone is going to pay attention to the changing leaves and steam rising off of their coffee in the brisk morning air. These cool mornings and amazing afternoons are ideal for outdoor pursuits and many do not realize that the fishing is far from over up here in Estes Par…Read More

  9. Cool Down When the Fishing is Hot

    The story on everyone’s lips right now is just how hot is has been. From L.A. to Laconia the miserable, suffocating, dog days of summer are upon us. You know it's hot when you take a dollar out of your wallet and find it is wet from perspiration, when you carry around a bandana to wipe your forehead so the sweat doesn't get in your latte, make no mistake, it is something that we deal with every …Read More

  10. Want Better Odds Than Vegas? Come Fishing With Kirks!

    Even though there is still snow clinging to the side of Long’s Peak, the runoff has generally subsided. The persistent patches of white may never fully disappear, at least not this year. Coincidentally with the end of July and the beginning of August only a stone’s throw away, this is the best time to hit the high country. The oppressive heat is pounding down on a majority of the country, it i…Read More