1. Fly Fishing Glossary – Part 4

    At Kirk’s Fly Shop, we have been blogging about fly fishing lingo for the last few weeks in order to get you up to speed for fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park through one of our fly fishing trips! Here are more terms that you may want to know: Fly Fishing Terms Retrieve: This is the act of bringing the fly back towards you after casting it out. When retrieving, it is crucial to keep th…Read More

  2. Fly Fishing Glossary – Part 3

    In our previous blogs, we went over common fly fishing lingo with which you may want to be familiar. Here, we continue our overview of some of the most important fly fishing terms that may help you on one of Kirks Fly Shop Colorado fly fishing trips in Estes Park: Fly Fishing Terms Haul: A haul refers to when you use your non-casting hand to pull on the line in order to gain more distance. Hook: T…Read More

  3. Fly Fishing Lingo, Part 2

    As we highlighted in our previous blog, there are a lot of terms to learn when you first start fly fishing. At Kirk’s Fly Shop, we love introducing people to the wonder that is fly fishing in Estes Park, and we are happy to educate you on everything you need to know, including the sometimes strange lingo. Here, we continue to highlight some important terms for you to learn: Fly Fishing Terms Co…Read More

  4. Fly Fishing Glossary

    If you are new to fly fishing, it may feel like you are learning a new language. There are many new terms to learn, and while it may seem overwhelming now, in time, it will become second nature for you to discuss whether you prefer to go barbless or not. Over the next couple of blogs, we are going to review some of the most important terms for you to know, so when you go on one of our fly fishing …Read More

  5. Casting Your Fly Line

    If you have never been fly fishing before, you may be under the assumption that it is similar to, if not exactly the same as, gear fishing. However, fly fishing requires techniques that traditional fishing does not. One such technique is the way you cast. It's All In Your Line First of all, in fly fishing, you are casting the line, not a lure. In traditional fishing, the weight of the lure guides …Read More

  6. Fly Fishing Etiquette

    At Kirks Fly Shop, fly fishing is our passion and way of life. Our fly fishing trips take you to the most beautiful views Colorado has to offer in order to participate in the relaxing and rewarding pastime of fly fishing. On our fly fishing trips, you will have an expert guide to show you the ropes if you are a beginner. However, there are certain rules of etiquette to keep in mind, whether you ar…Read More

  7. The Benefits of Our Corporate Trips

    At Kirk’s Fly Shop, we think that our guided fishing trips are the perfect activity for any occasion. But fly fishing is actually not just a fun and relaxing way to spend time by yourself or with your family; fly fishing can be a great option for a corporate event. Our guided fishing trips give you the opportunity to boost morale and bond with your employees and coworkers. With breathtaking view…Read More

  8. What To Bring On Your Float Trip

    A Kirk’s Fly Shop float trip is one of the most fun things you can do during your trip to Estes Park. Not only will you be able to take in some of the most breathtaking views Colorado has to offer, you will also have the opportunity to fly fish in one of the best areas to do so. Each trip is fully customizable to your desires: whether you want to do a full day, overnight trip, a trip by yourself…Read More

  9. Felt vs. Rubber Wading Boots

    Those that take up fly fishing in or around Estes Park, CO know what a challenge it can be to find the right pair of wading boots. Over the years the technology has improved, and wading boots have transformed. Aside from style, anglers have the most difficult time deciding whether to go for the rugged rubber sole or stick to the more traditional felt sole boot. It may be a tough decision but hopef…Read More

  10. What To Avoid During Fly Fishing Trips

    Men and women take up fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park as a way to get away from their busy lives. Heading out into nature and spending time on a beautiful river can be relaxing and incredibly rewarding. Unfortunately, many anglers make errors during their trips that can cost them fish and make their trips less rewarding. No angler wants to head home without a single fish! To ensure tha…Read More