We are now in the midst of a Colorado winter. The blowing snow, bone chilling cold and a feeling of despair permeate the gorgeous mountain vistas. Now, if you know anything about Colorado in the winter you know that the chances of the weather being as awful as described are about 50/50. This year however, if you are wishing for quiet nights by the fire while the snow gently drifts to the ground, you will have to wait a bit for that. The scene up here in Estes Park at Kirks Flyshop is more like watching a strike indicator gently drifting above a beadhead nymph waiting for a rainbow to snatch it from the rocks. The perfect time for fly fishing, either by yourself or with one of our exceptional guides. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and it is showing no signs of slowing down, of course, this being Colorado, you just never know.

Andrew with Elk Horn

Experience Late Fall In Colorado

The days are mild right now with a good bit of chill once the sun dips below the horizon, which is happening earlier and earlier every day. The sun has a way of disappearing into the mountains at about 5 or 5:30, depending on where you are fishing. Regardless of whether you choose the swift water of the Big Thompson or the calm beauty of Mary’s Lake, the fishing is phenomenal right now. The rainbows are just itching to snag a streamer flowing past and the cutthroat are waiting for your Muddler Minnow to twitch in just the right way.

Let Kirks Guide You!

What if you are not especially interested in figuring out what to throw at the wily trout that inhabit Colorado’s waters? The guides at Kirks Flyshop will tie on the winning fly for you, in some of the best private water in Colorado. Our guides are certified fishing fanatics but, like anything, fanaticism can only get your so far. The line between luck and skill is a matter of experience and our guides have so much combined experience that frankly, it would be embarrassing to publish the exact number. The key to being the finest guide team in the region is the explicit knowledge of the water. We know every riffle, how to match late season hatches and most importantly, where to get you onto fish.

Fly Fishing in Colorado-Rocky Mountains-Kirk's Flyshop

One-Of-A-Kind Experience

If you are looking for an experience that you will never forget, fly fishing Rocky Mountain National park in the fall is pretty close to perfect. This year we have an extended period of perfect weather and getting on the water right now is a piece of cake. The elk are moving around, with the rut in full swing and as you cast it is not uncommon to hear the haunting bugle of a big bull. At Kirks Flyshop we can provide you with a unique fly fishing experience in one of the most beautiful settings in the country, if not the world. So if you want to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and low crowds, give us a call at Kirks and discover the joy of fly fishing.