Waterdale Ranch

The Waterdale Ranch is situated on a beautiful, serene, property just west of Loveland, Colorado, guarding the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon, with abundant wildlife and a beautiful cascading waterfall. Offering almost a mile of exclusive, private fishing on the Big Thompson River, you can expect to catch fish all day, averaging 14 to 18 inches, all the way up to a 30 inch fish! Waterdale Ranch is a $75 Rod fee per person.

Call Kirks Fly Shop today at (877) 669-1859 to reserve your private water trip! All Trips include the necessary fly fishing gear, transportation to and from the shop and a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Trips include a hearty lunch!
The only additional cost if your Colorado fishing license, which you can purchase here at the shop.




Does Fly Line and Rod Weight Matter?

September 5, 2023

Fly fishing gear is distinctly different than conventional tackle and many beginners who come into our Colorado fly shop commonly ask the question “Does line and rod weight matter?“. The short answer is “Yes!”. Picking the right line and rod for the type of fishing you plan to…

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Benefits of an Overnight Float Fishing Trip

July 19, 2023

Our overnight float fishing trips provide a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the river. This adventure allows you to catch wild brown and rainbow trout while enjoying the serene surroundings and camping under the stars. The upper…

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The Best Time to Fly Fish Estes Park

June 20, 2023

There are many reasons to fly fish Estes Park year-round. But the different seasons bring different approaches and every angler seeks different things out of fly fishing in Colorado. From fly fishing tailwaters in the winter to Rocky Mountain National Park fly fishing in high mountain lakes and…

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