1. 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

  2. Did You Bring Enough Fly Fishing Gear?

    Heading out for the day on the river comes with quite a bit of gear. It is important to plan our each Colorado fly fishing trip in detail before heading out. Those that plan last minute tend to forget gear that is necessary for the success and comfort of Colorado fly fishing trip. Aside from a rod and reel (these should always be the first thing you grab) there is a lot of other gear or accessorie…Read More

  3. Colorado Fly Fishing Basics: The Proper Cast

    Colorado fly fishing can be incredibly fun if the proper techniques are practiced before heading out to the river. As we talked about in the last blog, practice makes perfect. Fly fishing is a sport of timing and finesse so it is unnecessary to muscle through a cast. Just a reminder that the proper cast relies on the proper motion, the weight of the line, and proper release timing. Grass Casting T…Read More

  4. Colorado Fly Fishing Basics

    The casting basics between styles of fishing are very different. Spin casting uses the weight of the lures while fly casting uses the weight of the line. Learning the different casts can take some time and a lot of dedication. Basic understanding of how to cast a line has a lot to do with understanding how a fly rod works. No one should set out on a Colorado fly fishing adventure without practicin…Read More

  5. Fly Fishing After Dark

    For the first time, let’s chat about what it is like to fly fish at night. With terribly busy schedules and more social responsibilities that we can count, nighttime may be the only time in which we can get away. Fly fishing after dark can be a little frustrating if you don’t know what you are doing. Some people find it incredibly relaxing, but here at Kirk’s Fly Shop we think that fly fishi…Read More

  6. Commonly Asked Questions About Fly Fishing

    People who are looking to get involved in Estes Park fly fishing may have a myriad of questions. Beginning anglers will not understand some of the nuances that more experienced fly fisherman will understand. It is easy to become overwhelmed when beginning a new hobby. Do not worry, Kirks Fly Shop is here to help! We have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions (and answers) …Read More

  7. Choosing the Right Waders

    Like all pieces of fly fishing equipment, waders are important! Doing your homework on a rod, reel, and lures is only part of the puzzle. You have spent hundreds of dollars on the proper rod, vest, and flies and hat, do not cheap out on a pair of waders! Think about how long you will be spending IN the stream or river. Waders are quite important to the success of a fly fishing trip in Colorado. Wa…Read More

  8. Protect Yourself Against Sunburns

    Your weekend getaway is finally here! Time to get out of the busy city, the frustrating traffic, and the constant calls on the cellphone. The last thing on your mind may be protection against the sun. A weekend adventure can be derailed if your skin becomes sunburned. Colorado fly fishing adventures need the right level of sun protection to keep you participating. Protect Yourself Sunburns occur w…Read More

  9. Salmon Facts

    Colorado has arguably some of the best fly fishing in the United States. As Coloradans we are blessed and spoiled to have the Rocky Mountains right in our backyard. Fly fishing can be enjoyed by men, women, and children. If you are looking to pick up a sport or weekend activity, check out Colorado fly fishing. Coldwater Fishing Fly fishing was developed thousands of years ago and has since gained…Read More

  10. Fun Facts About Fly Fishing

    Whether you are an avid fly-fisherman or just learning the sport, continuing to learn about your sport will help you master it. Estes Park fly fishing can be enjoyed at any time during the year. Colorado has some of the best winter fly fishing in the United States. You will have the opportunity to see the gorgeous landscapes while participating in your chosen sport. Here at Kirks Flyshop we love f…Read More