1. Best Lakes for Fly Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park

    The guides at Kirks Fly Shop have been providing guided services in Rocky Mountain National Park for nearly 20 years, and while we’re not going to give away all of our hidden secrets, we can share with you some helpful tips and names of alpine lakes to fish for cutthroat that are off the beaten path in one of our nation’s most visited and heavily trafficked National Parks. You’ll just have t…Read More

  2. Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

    Fly fishing is a fun and unique form of fishing that requires more gear than the typical fishing trip. If you are a first-time fly fisher or you have been doing it for a while and finally want to invest in your own gear, having all of the right equipment can make the entire experience more enjoyable and easier. At Kirks Flyshop in Estes Park, we have a store full of all the fly fishing gear you wi…Read More

  3. Cool Down When the Fishing is Hot

    The story on everyone’s lips right now is just how hot is has been. From L.A. to Laconia the miserable, suffocating, dog days of summer are upon us. You know it's hot when you take a dollar out of your wallet and find it is wet from perspiration, when you carry around a bandana to wipe your forehead so the sweat doesn't get in your latte, make no mistake, it is something that we deal with every …Read More

  4. Find Your Piece Of The River

    The snow has stopped falling in glorious Estes Park and our Mother’s Day snowstorm is all but forgotten. The view of Longs Peak is spectacular right now, with a few slivers of snow still framing the epic big wall of “The Diamond” as it is known in the rock climbing community. Named for its distinct, playing card perfect, four-faceted diamond on the eastern facing side of the peak, Longs is t…Read More

  5. The Winter Blues

    The winter blahs are real. Offices all over the country, the world even, are stuffed full of cubicles housing the common office worker. The common office worker is teased with ample “natural light” and maybe donuts a few times a week. There is a disorder called S.A.D and it stands for seasonal affective disorder and let me tell you my friends—it is real. Winter, for those of us that are all …Read More

  6. Rocky Mountain Runoff

    The most beautiful time of year has yet to come to the high country of Colorado, unless you like massive drifts of seriously decadent powder. We are in the midst of an epic mountain snow storm right now, so much so, that even some of the local ski areas have been forced to close due to avalanche danger. What a fabulous time to be alive! The runoff is going to be epic and now is the time to get rea…Read More