1. Winter Fly Fishing? You Bet!

    Many of us simply hang up the waders when the first snow starts to fly. For some of us, this is the time of year to sit by the fire and whip finish some streamers for the spring bite. Not everyone is willing to wait until spring, however, and that includes the guides at Kirks Flyshop. We love being on the water and winter can't slow us down. Of course, even when it is cold, the weather in Colorado…Read More

  2. The Autumn Fly Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime

    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 outdoor pursuits and many do not realize that the fishing is far from over up here in Estes Par…Read More

  3. Cool Down When the Fishing is Hot

    The story on everyone’s lips right now is just how hot is has been. From L.A. to Laconia the miserable, suffocating, dog days of summer are upon us. You know it's hot when you take a dollar out of your wallet and find it is wet from perspiration, when you carry around a bandana to wipe your forehead so the sweat doesn't get in your latte, make no mistake, it is something that we deal with every …Read More

  4. Want Better Odds Than Vegas? Come Fishing With Kirks!

    Even though there is still snow clinging to the side of Long’s Peak, the runoff has generally subsided. The persistent patches of white may never fully disappear, at least not this year. Coincidentally with the end of July and the beginning of August only a stone’s throw away, this is the best time to hit the high country. The oppressive heat is pounding down on a majority of the country, it i…Read More

  5. Good Medicine

    If you have ever found yourself in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, anxiety creeping into the dark corners of your brain, you know the uneasy feeling. The yearly physical. A pivotal moment for many that may or may not signal a lifestyle change. Depending on the prognosis, whether it is high blood pressure, out of control triglycerides or even a mild case of sleep apnea, the yearly physica…Read More

  6. Walk Among the Ancients

    Early in the history of humans on this planet, a group of people made their way across a bridge of ice; the sabercat and the woolly mammoth following closely behind. Think about that for a minute. A bridge... across the ocean... made of ice. Ok, sure. Regardless of how humans came to populate the Rocky Mountain region, the real story is, and will always remain, unknown. Not that there's anything w…Read More

  7. Find Your Piece Of The River

    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, playing card perfect, four-faceted diamond on the eastern facing side of the peak, Longs is t…Read More

  8. The Winter Blues

    The winter blahs are real. Offices all over the country, the world even, are stuffed full of cubicles housing the common office worker. The common office worker is teased with ample “natural light” and maybe donuts a few times a week. There is a disorder called S.A.D and it stands for seasonal affective disorder and let me tell you my friends—it is real. Winter, for those of us that are all …Read More

  9. Rocky Mountain Runoff

    The most beautiful time of year has yet to come to the high country of Colorado, unless you like massive drifts of seriously decadent powder. We are in the midst of an epic mountain snow storm right now, so much so, that even some of the local ski areas have been forced to close due to avalanche danger. What a fabulous time to be alive! The runoff is going to be epic and now is the time to get rea…Read More

  10. Open House! Saturday December 10th! Be there!

    It is that time of year again, time for our 8th annual open house! The best in Colorado fly fishing is right here in beautiful downtown Estes Park, and the weather could not be better. Ok well, you will need insulated waders to go after the rainbows in the Big Thompson but you probably will not see another fisherman all day! On the occasion of our 8th annual open house, we have put together an inc…Read More