Kelly Prier Daugther

For a long time now, there has been a hot debate between fishermen everywhere, Estes Park fly fishing vs. spin fishing. Which one do you prefer? Each one has its own pros and cons, but since we are Kirks Flyshop, we will be discussing the pros and cons of fly fishing when you compare it to spin fishing. The following is a list that our experts have come up with of the pros of fly fishing:

  • Distance- Because you don’t have to use the weight of a lure to cast your line, you can cast at a much greater distance. This gives you access to harder to reach places where you will have more of a chance to catch fish that others can’t get to.
  • Price of flies- Many people will tell you that fly fishing is a lot more expensive than spin fishing, and while that may be initially true, the cost of flies are generally much cheaper than the cost of lures. In fact, you should be able to get a good fly for only about a dollar, while the cheapest lures that you will find will cost you around two or three bucks, and they will be low quality.
  • Discretion- Have you ever tried to drop a lure right in front of a group of fish? They scatter like crazy! On the other hand, a fly can be dropped quietly and discretely right in front of a fish, and it won’t scare it away.

Although we love fly fishing, there are some cons with it as well as pros. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn about the cons of fly fishing vs. spin fishing. In the meantime, the weather is perfect for fishing up here in Estes Park and regardless of your prefered method, we offer guided trips in the most stunning scenery. If you have always wanted to fish in the Rocky Mountains book a trip with Kirks Flyshop today and live the dream!