1. Catch and Release Tips, Part Two

    In our previous blog, we started to go over some tips on how to properly release fish after you catch them. Here, we will continue our tips for safely practicing catch and release in Rocky Mountain National Park: Avoid the shore Do not drag your fish onto the shore. This puts the fish in danger in several ways: it disturbs its protective slime, it keeps it out of the water for too long, and it cau…Read More

  2. Catch and Release Tips, Part One

    If you do not intend to eat the fish, it is wise to safely release your catch. Over the next two blogs, your favorite fly fishing shop in Estes Park will go over some tips to ensure that you catch and release your fish in such a way that helps the fish survive. Use barbless or crimped hooks It may seem obvious, but barbless hooks can be removed with much greater ease than barbed hooks. Using barbe…Read More

  3. Fly Fishing Glossary – Part 5

    In our final blog post chronicling the important fly fishing terms, we will go over the last of the lingo we believe you should know before going on a fly fishing trip in Estes Park with Kirk’s Fly Shop. Here are the last of the important terms you need to know: Fly Fishing Terms Undercurrent: The undercurrent, as the name implies, is the flow of water beneath the surface. Upstream: Going upstre…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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