Chris Eisenhard

Professional Fly Fishing Guide

Chris is at the top of the list when it comes to standout guides in Colorado.  He has been in the fishing industry since he was 10-years-old.  “I ran a bait shop out of my family’s barn in western New York when I was growing up.  I sold night-crawlers, minnows, and crayfish to local bass fishermen.”  This is when Chris learned that the fishing industry is not all fun and games.  “I remember crawling around the lawn at 3 am trying to find enough worms to supply the next morning’s rush of fishermen.”  Chris now uses flies instead of worms, but his work ethic has not changed a bit.  “I pride myself in making sure that my clients will have a great day on the river, whatever it takes”.

Growing up in western New York and graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Chris was able to spend a lot of time fly fishing the east coast, but finds none of it comparable to Colorado. “The diversity of fishing back there is impressive. There is everything from huge salmon in the Great Lakes to stripers on the Atlantic coast, but it does not even come close to comparing with what Colorado has to offer.”

Chris can usually be found on one of the many trout streams in Colorado.  He specializes in the many private ranches of the North Fork of the South Platte River just outside of Denver.  In the fall Chris makes an annual trip back to his home waters of western New York State to chase after the monster salmon, steelhead, and brown trout in the Lake Ontario tributaries.

Rod: G.  Loomis GLX 9 foot 5 weight

Reel: Ross Evolution

Favorite Fly: Barr Emerger, gun-metal spkl RS2, and Egg

Favorite Place to Fish in Colorado: Longmeadow Ranch, North Fork of South Platte

Favorite Place to Fish in the World: Sandy Creek, Lake Ontario Tributary

Quote: “We’re going to need a bigger net!!”

Chris uses Equiptment 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