Chris Krueger is a native of Fort Collins, Colorado where he owns and operates Rocky Mountain Fly Design. He is a Signature Fly Designer with Montana Fly Company, and a Pro Team member with Whiting Farms and Regal Vises. Learning the art of fly fishing and tying early in life, much of Chris’ childhood was spent on Colorado trout waters with his grandfather fishing his designs and flies. Launching RMFD in 2014, Chris spent the years prior tying commercially for shops, guides and clients. His flies have been published in magazines, articles, and books and fished around the world for trout, bass, carp, pike, snook, stripers, musky and more. He has been featured in a variety of fly fishing and fly tying shows including The Fly Fishing Show, the International Sportsmen's Exposition, West Denver TU Tying Expo, numerous TU chapter presentations and expositions, Bass Pro Shops, Scheels Fly Fest, as well as at a number of fly shops tying demonstrations and classes and youth programs each year.
Outside of fly tying and running RMFD, Chris teaches band at a middle school and high school in Loveland, Colorado and is an active professional musician on the tuba. Combining his passions of education and fly fishing, Chris enjoys working with youth programs and school based fly fishing clubs, teaching middle school and high school students about the joys of fly tying and fly fishing. Chris specializes in custom designs for a variety of waters around the country and finds his niche tying articulated streamers for large predatory fish.