1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Casting Your Fly Line

    If you have never been fly fishing before, you may be under the assumption that it is similar to, if not exactly the same as, gear fishing. However, fly fishing requires techniques that traditional fishing does not. One such technique is the way you cast. It's All In Your Line First of all, in fly fishing, you are casting the line, not a lure. In traditional fishing, the weight of the lure guides …Read More

  5. What To Avoid During Fly Fishing Trips

    Men and women take up fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park as a way to get away from their busy lives. Heading out into nature and spending time on a beautiful river can be relaxing and incredibly rewarding. Unfortunately, many anglers make errors during their trips that can cost them fish and make their trips less rewarding. No angler wants to head home without a single fish! To ensure tha…Read More

  6. Reasons to Take Your Children Fly Fishing

    Parents are always looking for activities that they can share with their children. Remember when your father use to take you down to the lake on those foggy mornings in the summer? You would spend the day baiting hooks, drinking soda, and catching fish. Those days with your father were some of the best days of your life. Your children deserve to have their own memories like that. Fly fishing in Ro…Read More

  7. Winter Tips for Fly Fishing In Rocky Mountain National Park

    Thankfully for all the avid anglers out there, fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park can be enjoyed all year-around. Fly fishing in the winter is one of the most beautiful activities that you can enjoy. Colorado has some of the most beautiful mountains in the United States, and in the winter months these mountains can look like the set of a movie. Nothing is more relaxing for an angler. Wort…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Why You Need a New Fly Pattern for Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park in the Fall

    Fall is often considered to be the forgotten season for fly fishing. It is the time of year that most people put their fishing gear away, and put their orange on to head out into the woods and go hunting. This is a mistake because fall fly fishing in Rocky National Park is absolutely wonderful. This is the season when trout start to spawn, and therefore they are more active and agitated than they …Read More

  10. The Cons of Colorado Fly Fishing vs. Spin Fishing

    If you have read our last blog, then you already know that there are many pros to Colorado fly fishing over spin fishing. We discussed how discrete a fly is, the distance that you can cast, and the cost of flies vs. lures. Although we love fly fishing, we understand that there can be some drawbacks to it as well. The following is a list of the cons of fly fishing: Cost- The initial cost of fly fis…Read More