1. Don’t Forget the Necessities for Your Colorado Fly Fishing Trip!

    When you’re setting out on a summer Colorado fly fishing adventure, there are a few things you should remember to pack with you. On our guided trips, we’ll provide you with all the necessary gear, but if you’re heading out on your own, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessities. Kirks Fly Shop has all you need for a successful fly fishing excursion. Here are a few of the items t…Read More

  2. The 5 Different Types of Water

    “Reading the water” refers to when fly anglers find places in the stream to cast their line. This requires you to analyze the type of water to which you have access. There are five major types of water in river systems. These are created depending on three characteristics of rivers: the gradient of the river bed (which determines the speed of the water), the bottom structure (which determines …Read More

  3. 5 Reasons To Fish In Turbulent Water

    Many fly fishing beginners find it difficult to decide what water will yield the best results for them when they are fishing for trout. It may surprise them to learn that going for the more turbulent water may actually offer them greater success. Here are five reasons why turbulent water can actually be to your advantage when fishing for trout: Trout are easier to catch in these conditions. When t…Read More

  4. Improving Your Nymph Fishing

    Nymph fishing can be challenging if you are not a skilled fly fisherman. At Kirk’s Fly Shop, we can help instruct you in a variety of Colorado fly fishing techniques. In the meantime, here are some tips for how to improve your nymph fishing: Do not look away, even for a moment   A trout can take your nymph at any moment, and somehow, they always seem to know when you look away. Never assume tha…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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