Colorado Fly Fishing Blog

Beginner Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

December 12, 2019

Fly fishing is a fun and unique form of fishing that requires more beginner fly fishing gear than a 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 fly fishing gear, having all of the right equipment…

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Make This The Best Summer Ever

April 30, 2018

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…

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The Autumn Fly Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime

October 17, 2017

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…

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Find Your Piece Of The River

June 12, 2017

The snow has stopped falling in glorious Estes Park and our Mother’s Day snowstorm is all but forgotten. The view of Longs Peak is spectacular right now, with a few slivers of snow still framing the epic big wall of “The Diamond” as it is known in the rock climbing community. Named for its distinct,…

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Rocky Mountain Fall Fishing

November 14, 2016

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,…

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Be Prepared for Fly Fishing Estes Park at Night!

October 17, 2016

While most people hit the rivers and lakes around Estes Park during the day, fishing at night offers a different set of challenges for anglers looking to try something different. Techniques, gear requirements, location can all be different when you’re fishing at night. Here are a few tips to help you have your first successful…

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Don’t Forget the Leader and Tippet!

October 7, 2016

When you book a guided fly fishing trip in Estes Park with Kirk’s Fly Shop, we’ll provide all the necessary gear and tools to get you fishing. However, if you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy your own gear, you may be wondering about some of the terminology used in setting up your rod.…

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Tips for Your Overnight Fly Fishing Trip

September 2, 2016

With fall on the way, it’s the perfect time to make use of the cooler weather by heading out to Rocky Mountain National Park on an overnight fly fishing trip. While the nights are crisp and cool, the days are pleasant and the water temperatures are still warm enough to let you spend hours in…

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Does Line and Rod Weight Matter?

August 22, 2016

Fly fishing gear is distinctly different than the spinning rod and reel used on still water like lakes and ponds. Picking the right line and rod for the type of fishing you plan to do can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re transitioning from traditional spin fishing to fly fishing. Today, we’ll discuss the…

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Take the Kids to Dream Lake

July 28, 2016

Before school starts back up in a few weeks, take your kids out on the water a few more times. Since they’ll be spending so much time sitting at a desk, it’s important to get them outside and enjoying nature as much as possible in the remaining portion of summer vacation. While you could take…

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