Denver Fly Fishing Guide Andy Stutz

Andy, a native of Wheat Ridge , Colorado, grew up fishing the areas around Denver that he now guides. Andy was a former fly fishing guide service owner and has been in the fly fishing industry for many–many years.  He calls on his experience and boundless
enthusiasm to ensure that his clients go away from each day with a grin, as well as memories that will last a lifetime.

Along with fly fishing Andy is also an entrepreneur. He is an owner of the Highland Tavern in Denver. Featured on Diners Drive in’s and Dives. This local hot spot is made possible in part by Andy’s incredible work ethic. A work ethic that he also brings to his fly fishing clients. Come see Andy at the bar before or after your trip check

Everyone who knows Andy will tell you he is a great guy.  Be sure to ask him about his newest hobby (hunting).  Andy is one of the only people I know dedicated enough to the outdoor sports that he will to get up in the middle of the night after bartending until 2 am to be the first one on the river or in the hunting blind.  Let’s just say the trout are in a lot more danger than the ducks!

Andy has a good eye for spotting fish and an enthusiastic approach to fly fishing.  He will work as hard as possible to make sure that you have a great time while you are chasing trout.

When you spend the day with Andy you will undoubtedly learn a lot about fly fishing on our local waters.  But even more importantly, you will have a great time!

Favorite fishing spots

Andy is at home on the South Platte River, especially on the private waters that are available. He is very good at fishing stillwaters as well. He gets just as much enjoyment out of hopping small streams for brookies, cuts, and browns as he does chasing big tailwater trophies.

Andy fly fishing a Trico spinner fall on the South Platte river

Andy uses gear from the following manufacturers.


I've been lucky enough to fish with some great guides all over the world. Danny is about the fishiest guy I've ever met. He will work his tail off to get his clients into fish. Highly recommend getting a day on the water with him.
Mike R
Danny took me on my first ever fly fishing adventure. He was so patient with me and took the time to explain everything, every step of the way. Danny made sure my trip was successful; he helped me catch multiple fish! I had the best time! I was fortunate enough to go back for a second trip. Danny took me someplace different and made sure my second trip was just as exciting as my first. Incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and such a fun guy. Highly recommend
Amanda R
Most amazing fish whisperer you will meet. He knows where they are because they come to him! And you benefit. Great fun!!
Scott H
The best guide we have ever fished with!! His passion, knowledge, fun nature makes for many fish, laughs, and a perfect day!!!!
Annie L
I went on my first flying trip ever with Danny Frank. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the river as well as the fish who lived in it. With his help my dad and I were hooking and netting fish within half an hour of being on the river. I cannot wait to book my next trip with him!
Paige C
I have booked several trips with Colorado Trout Hunters and just want to say these guys are great! The guides are all really patient and are a lot of fun to fish with. If you want to catch fish, book a trip with Colorado Trout Hunters!
Cory C
Definitely book with these guys! I went today with Fred and he was very friendly and knew exactly where to find the monster trout we were targeting. We met many people throughout the day that had caught nothing at all, while I personally landed 8 fish 18+ inches in length, include one massive 22in brown trout!! For an experienced angler like myself Fred was great, offering helpful tips along the way and sighting the "big boys" for me to cast to. An epic day I will never forget. Thanks guys!!
Jonathan L
I have been out on the river multiple times with Colorado Trout Hunters. Every one of their guides that I have fished with has been excellent. They are down to earth, helpful and will work extremely hard to put you in the right position to catch fish and have an awesome day. They take time to work with each individual based on their skill level and ensure that fun is had by all. If you are looking for a guide to give you a great day on the water, look no further than these won't be disappointed
Peter M
I looked everywhere before deciding on a guide to take me out fishing around the Denver area. I've had a few bad experiences in the past with various guides but let me say this, best experience I have EVER had with a guide. Super professional, everything rigged up and ready and these people know what they are doing. There is no down time and if you are a serious fisher or even an every once in a while one this is the place to be. 100% attention to you and a great personality make a perfect day.
Tyler R