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Benefits of an Overnight Float Fishing Trip

July 19, 2023

Overnight Float Fishing Trips Our overnight float fishing trips provide a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the river. This adventure allows you to catch wild brown and rainbow trout while enjoying the serene surroundings and camping under the stars. The upper Colorado River, set…

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The Best Time to Fly Fish Estes Park

June 20, 2023

Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountains: Fly Fish Estes Park Year-Round There are many reasons to fly fish Estes Park year-round. But the different seasons bring different approaches and every angler seeks different things out of fly fishing in Colorado. From fly fishing tailwaters in the winter to Rocky Mountain National Park fly fishing in high…

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Why a Colorado Llama Hike is a Must-Do

May 18, 2023

Colorado Llama Hikes: Put It On Your Bucket List Our Colorado llama hike is a unique activity and should be a part of any trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. While hiking Rocky Mountain National Park is a wonderful activity in and of itself, the experience can be enhanced by booking a Colorado llama hike…

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5 Tips for Dry Fly Fishing

April 19, 2023

Improve Your Technique: 5 Tips for Dry Fly Fishing When you tell someone that you are a fly fisherman the first image that comes to mind is that of dry fly fishing. Dry fly fishing in Colorado is the purest form of that image. That is not to say that it is always the best.…

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5 Places for Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing

March 15, 2023

Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing: 5 Places to Check Out There are few angling experiences quite like Rocky Mountain National Park fly fishing. With breathtaking, abundant scenery and towering mountains in nearly every direction, the staggering nature of this place will leave you speechless. Unique to our area, Rocky Mountain National Park hosts five…

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An Introduction to 3 Common Types of Fly Fishing Flies

February 16, 2023

For those just getting into Colorado fly fishing and understanding fly fishing flies, 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…

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12 Places to Fly Fish Colorado

February 10, 2023

The options to fly fish Colorado are varied and offer opportunities for high-quality fishing statewide while still providing breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. Across the state, there are popular destinations to fly fish Colorado as well as off-the-beaten-path fisheries that can provide excellent fly fishing for Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout. While it’s nearly impossible…

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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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The Difference Between Wet and Dry Flies

May 3, 2022

Dry Flies vs. Wet Flies: What’s the Difference? In the sport of fly fishing, there are about as many kinds of flies as there are fish and as a result, it can be tough to tell the difference between dry flies vs. wet flies. While we are the number #1 Estes Park fly shop and…

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4 Ways to Fish Responsibly

August 27, 2020

4 Techniques for Responsible Fishing 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…

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