1. 4 Ways to Fish Responsibly

    Here at Kirks Flyshop, we are proud to fish responsibly, and we’re here to help you do the same. As fly fishing fanatics ourselves, we recognize the massive role we play in ensuring our fish population, especially trout, stays healthy and abundant in Estes Park. Few things compare to the thrill and enjoyment of fly fishing when done safely and sustainably.  In today’s post, we’ll give you f…Read More

  2. Be Prepared for Fly Fishing Estes Park at Night!

    While most people hit the rivers and lakes around Estes Park during the day, fishing at night offers a different set of challenges for anglers looking to try something different. Techniques, gear requirements, location can all be different when you’re fishing at night. Here are a few tips to help you have your first successful night outing. Start Somewhere You Know Anytime you’re fishing at ni…Read More

  3. Don’t Forget the Leader and Tippet!

    When you book a guided fly fishing trip in Estes Park with Kirk’s Fly Shop, we’ll provide all the necessary gear and tools to get you fishing. However, if you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy your own gear, you may be wondering about some of the terminology used in setting up your rod. Today, we’ll take a look at two of the most important, yet least discussed, parts of your fly fishin…Read More

  4. Dry Fly Techniques: Dead Drifting for Trout

    Fall often brings lower water levels in the Big Thompson and changing your fishing technique to fit the season can really help transform your fishing success. Today, we’ll take a look at the dead drift technique, so you can be better prepared to hit the water in times of slow current and low water levels. What is Dead Drift? This technique is used to make nymphs and dry flies look as natural as …Read More

  5. Tips for Your Overnight Fly Fishing Trip

    With fall on the way, it’s the perfect time to make use of the cooler weather by heading out to Rocky Mountain National Park on an overnight fly fishing trip. While the nights are crisp and cool, the days are pleasant and the water temperatures are still warm enough to let you spend hours in the rivers and lakes of the Park comfortably. When preparing for your camping trip, there are a few thing…Read More

  6. Take the Kids to Dream Lake

    Before school starts back up in a few weeks, take your kids out on the water a few more times. Since they’ll be spending so much time sitting at a desk, it’s important to get them outside and enjoying nature as much as possible in the remaining portion of summer vacation. While you could take them to the easy-to-access Lake Estes, let them fully enjoy the experience fishing in the backcountry.…Read More

  7. Tips for Fly Fishing in Lakes

    Fly fishing conjures up images of people standing in babbling brooks and meandering rivers, battling the current with their casts. Contrary to popular belief, fly fishing is not only possible in lakes, it’s downright fun! There are a few differences between lake and stream fly fishing in Estes Park, but here are a few tips to help you succeed when you head out to the lake for your Colorado fly f…Read More

  8. The Trout of Rocky Mountain National Park

    Fishing in the Rocky Mountain National Park offers a chance to see the beautiful landscape while appreciating the wide array of wildlife in the park. Kirk’s Fly Shop has a number of guided trips that will let you experience fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park.The park’s lakes and streams are home to several species of trout, many of which we will help you catch. Here are four species o…Read More