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Beginner Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

December 12, 2019

Beginning Fly Fishing: What To Buy 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,…

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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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5 Tips for Float Tube Fishing

July 6, 2016

5 Tips for Fishing From a Float Tube In Estes Park, we fish for a lot of trout. Our rivers and lakes are stocked full of different species, and many fishermen appreciate the simple beauty of these fish. If you’re heading into the backcountry and want to try a new fly fishing method, rent one…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids Fishing

June 30, 2016

At our Colorado fly shop, we see a number of older fishermen coming in to stock up on new lures or to replace their lines or waders. When asked when they started fishing, many of them tell us they started as a child, and have pursued this hobby most of their lives. While fishing may…

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Fishing Exercises for Anglers

June 12, 2016

Fishing Exercises For Anglers: Get In Shape For Fishing Adventures Anyone who fishes can tell you it’s about a lot more than sitting in a boat with your feet propped up which is why it’s super important to do your fishing exercises to prepare for long days on the water! While we all enjoy those…

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Three Reasons to Work with a Fly Fishing Instructor

June 6, 2016

If you’re just getting started out in fly fishing, you may ask yourself some key questions like “am I casting right?” or “which knot do I use for this application?” or maybe even “what are the fishing eating right now and how do I catch them?”. With time, many questions like this will be answered…

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Felt vs. Rubber Wading Boots

October 16, 2015

Those that take up Colorado fly fishing know what a challenge it can be to find the right pair of footwear, whether it’s felt or rubber wading boots. Over the years, the technology has improved, and felt and rubber wading boots have transformed. Aside from style, anglers have the most difficult time deciding whether to…

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Reasons to Take Your Children Fly Fishing

January 19, 2015

As we navigate the fast-paced currents of modern life, the importance of creating timeless memories with our children becomes increasingly apparent. Fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park provides an idyllic backdrop for such bonding moments, reminiscent of those foggy mornings by the lake with our own fathers. Just as you cherish those precious days,…

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Rocky Mountain National Park Fish Species

May 29, 2014

For those of you that haven’t experienced fly fishing Rocky Mountain National Park, you are really missing out on all the Rocky Mountain fish you might catch. Not only is the fishing itself unbelievable, but you will also be astounded by the breathtaking scenery and exciting wildlife –there is really nothing else like it. Not…

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Health Benefits of Fly Fishing

March 24, 2014

  Many people understand that fishing is fun and relaxing, but not many people understand that there are many health benefits of fly fishing. At Kirks Flyshop, we offer some of the most amazing Estes Park fly fishing trips and we can offer you a chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime Estes Park tour. Estes Park…

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