1. Three Reasons to Work with an Instructor

    Kirk’s Fly Shop is more than a fishing gear supply store. We offer classes and guided fly fishing trips for all experience levels. While we’re happy to help you find the right gear to get started, we highly recommend working with one of our experienced instructors to help you make the most of your new hobby. Here are three reasons we recommend working with an instructor to improve your fishing…Read More

  2. Common Mistakes in Fly Fishing

    Everyone makes mistakes, and even experienced anglers can have a few problems when heading out on the river. At Kirk’s Fly Shop, our instructors are well-versed in many of the common problems and will help you correct them before they become a habit. Here are a few of the mistakes we see: Slapping the water with the fishing line will send any fish at the surface swimming back for cover. Try to s…Read More

  3. The Difference Between Wet and Dry Flies

    In the sport of fly fishing, there are about as many kinds of flies as there are fish. In our excursions, we can teach you the basics of fly fishing or help you improve your technique. Our instructors will teach you the ins and outs of Estes Park fly fishing. To give you a brief introduction to the sport, we’re going to discuss the two types of flies used to catch our Big Thompson River trout: W…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Advantages of Summer Fly Fishing

    Fly fishing can be fantastic at any time of the year but especially during the summer. After a long, cold winter, it is time to get out on the river without snow or the frigid temperatures. Insects have also returned in droves which makes Estes Park fly fishing adventures all the more fun! With natural and artificial insects, fly fishing during the summer is much more advantageous for the anglers!…Read More