Fly fishing in and around Estes Park offers fantastic views and beautiful trout. What’s Biting allows anglers to get inside tips on fly fishing from Estes Park businesses that are casting on the streams and lakes everyday! In this edition, Kirks Flyshop recommends these top flies for summer, and where to use them. 

Kirk's Parachute Adams

Parachute Adams
The Parachute Adams in size 18 is a great dry fly when the Mayflies are coming off.  It’s usually most effective in the early afternoon both in RMNP and The Big Thompson River below the village.

Kirk's Ant & Baetis

Deer Hair Ant & Radiation Baetis
The Deer Hair Ant fished in combination with the Radiation Baetis is a great duo to fish the streams and lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Kirk's Chernobyl & Squiggly

The Chubby Chernobyl & Squiggly Worm
The Chubby Chernobyl fished in combination with the Squiggly Worm is very effective on the lower Big Thompson River.


For more expert information, visit Kirks Flyshop in person or view their online fishing report. See the flies for yourself, pick out a rod and reel, or schedule a guided trip to guarantee a catch.