1. 4 Ways to Fish Responsibly

    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 fishing when done safely and sustainably.  In today’s post, we’ll give you f…Read More

  2. An Introduction to 3 Commons Types of Fly Fishing Flies

    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 most common categories of flies and how to use — dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. Regardless of your fl…Read More

  3. Guided Fly Fishing With Social Distance

    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 to social distancing.  We are extremely excited for the upcoming season and all of the fishin…Read More

  4. New Fly Fishing Gear 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 most excited about for the upcoming season. Our staff has had the opportunity to see some of this gear firsthand at th…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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