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High Desert Angler

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Address: 453 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3784
Phone Number: +1 505-988-7688
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I live locally and I use High Desert frequently for both guiding and equipment. The guides are the best around and they know all of the streams in Northern New Mexico. They make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I live locally and I use High Desert frequently for both guiding and equipment. The guides are the best around and they know all of the streams in Northern New Mexico. They make you feel like you are the most important person in the world and they are as happy as you when you catch fish. The shop carries all... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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191 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We did not go on a fishing trip, but simply visited the great little store. It is jam packed with all kinds of things - in addition to the flies. There is something for everyone here and the proprietors/staff are simply awesome and very welcoming. My husband is interested in fly fishing (has a pole and fly tying books etc)... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia, USA
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97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

What a great day! Our guide, Norman Maktima (a world champion fly fisherman), took us to a beautiful stretch of the Pecos River where we spent a beautiful day fishing, learning & having one of the most memorable days of our lives. I live near Atlanta & don't get to fish as much as if like, certainly not fly fishing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I was hesitant to book a guided fly fishing trip because I figured the guide would be all business, rush us in and out or even be impatient with our lack of skill. Quite the opposite was our experience. Our guide, Wayne, was very personable yet professional and seemed to have as his primary goal a good fishing experience for... More 

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San Diego, California
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214 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We decided to try this company for fishing on one of our stays in Santa Fe. When we went to the shop, we were met by one of the very knowledgable employes to book a trip with a private guide. I have a lot of fishing experience but do not have any fly fiishing equipment so both my wife and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Helpful staff able to accommodate last minute trip. Their private water was very productive with over 15 fish caught within 1/2 day trip. A couple of nice 18-20" and a bunch of 10-15" browns and rainbows on the Pecos River section at 9 mile marker. Super chubby with #16 grey wing dropper seemed to work best.

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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

As another review has said: If you want to spend a lot of money, this over-priced place will cater to you. So bring your own gear. However, they do arrange for good guides.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is the place recommended to us for all the fishing needs while in Santa Fe. We rented the equipment and bought the fishing license here as well. They offered us good advice on where to fish including urban fishing in SF and fly-fishing in Pecos Wilderness in Santa Fe National Forest. There prices were high for us for just... More 

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Baton Rouge
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Husband and daughter were looking to fly fish on our trip to Santa Fe. Booked a trip with High Desert Angler. Norman took them out and between the two of them, they caught almost 30 fish. They both were grinning from ear to ear, even though they finished the trip in rain and hail.

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Little Rock, AR
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Was in same group as Rex W. Rex was the one that caught the monster brown trout. We all had a great time, everybody caught fish. Our group varied from little to zero experience fly fishing. Parker worked with our part of the group. He was perfect. Very knowledgeable. Helpful without being in the way. Would recommend him as a... More 

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