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Winter Fly Fishing in Estes Park? You Bet!

January 3, 2023

Many of us simply hang up the waders when the first snow starts to fly but for some of us, this is the time of year to bundle up and enjoy winter fly fishing in Estes Park. Not everyone is willing to wait until spring, including the guides at our Estes Park fly shop, and…

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4 Ways to Fish Responsibly

August 27, 2020

Here at Kirks Flyshop, we are proud to fish responsibly, and we’re here to help you do the same. As fly fishing fanatics ourselves, we recognize the massive role we play in ensuring our fish population, especially trout, stays healthy and abundant in Estes Park. Few things compare to the thrill and enjoyment of fly…

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An Introduction to 3 Commons Types of Fly Fishing Flies

July 16, 2020

For those just getting into the sport of fly fishing, it may seem like a daunting task. One of the most common things that beginning anglers struggle with is deciding which type of fly to use to give you the best chance of catching a fish. In today’s post, we’ll introduce you to the three…

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Guided Fly Fishing With Social Distance

May 7, 2020

Here at Kirks Fly Shop in Estes Park, we understand that many of you are itching to get out and enjoy everything that Estes Park has to offer, particularly the fishing. This is why we have made changes to our guided fly fishing trips to stay up-to-date with current state and county regulations in regards…

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New Fly Fishing Gear 2020

April 16, 2020

Believe it or not, May is just two weeks away, and the time to get out and fish our Colorado freestone rivers and alpine lakes is quickly approaching. With the extra time on our hands during this pandemic, we were able to put together a list of the new fly fishing gear that we are…

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Social Distancing – Spring Fly Fishing In Estes Park

March 20, 2020

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…

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Best Lakes for Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park

January 8, 2020

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…

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Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

December 12, 2019

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…

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Get Out and Experience Spring Fishing in the Rocky Mountains!

August 12, 2019

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…

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Give The Gift of Experiences

February 18, 2019

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…

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