1. Social Distancing – Spring Fly Fishing In Estes Park

    With everything happening in the world right now concerning COVID-19, we understand how hesitant you may be to get out of the house, and for good reason. The CDC has recommended restricting travel as much as possible, and some states have even limited travel to strictly going to the grocery store. Because this virus is ever evolving, it is important to stay informed on the latest emergency plans a…Read More

  2. Get Out and Experience Spring Fishing in the Rocky Mountains!

    It is the most exciting time of year for us up here in Estes Park. Everything is starting to get rolling, wildlife is emerging from a long winter, and most importantly, the fishing is kicking off. There have been some incredible fish caught on the local rivers and the action is just heating up. As of this posting, most of the high mountains still have a cap of ice on them so if you are thinking ab…Read More

  3. Give The Gift of Experiences

    With Christmas right around the corner, it is time to dust off the old checkbook and consider what you are going to get the fly fishing aficionado on your list. You may think that it is way too cold to go fly fishing but that could not be further from the truth. Cold water does not slow down the trout in Colorado, only the anglers and right now you better believe that it is cold. What better time …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Does Line and Rod Weight Matter?

    Fly fishing gear is distinctly different than the spinning rod and reel used on still water like lakes and ponds. Picking the right line and rod for the type of fishing you plan to do can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re transitioning from traditional spin fishing to fly fishing. Today, we’ll discuss the differences between the weights of line and rod. One through Three Weights Fly ro…Read More

  10. Going Fishing? Take Your Kids!

    At Kirk’s 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 not have the same attraction as the newest cell phone or game system, kids can often benefit from learning to fish at a …Read More