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High Desert Angler

453 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-988-7688
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Helpful shop, instructive, friendly guide along the beautiful Pecos River

We were interested in some fly fishing in the area and went this shop. They helped us pick out some... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Hale F
Oxford, Mississippi
GREAT People & Shop

I live locally and I use High Desert frequently for both guiding and equipment. The guides are the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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453 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-988-7688

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were interested in some fly fishing in the area and went this shop. They helped us pick out some flies that were catching fish and recommended some area along the Pecos River for my son to fish. He caught some nice Brown Trout and...More

1  Thank Hale F
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...More

Thank SantaFeB0b
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....More

Thank paju1452
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...More

1  Thank StevenTHill
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...More

1  Thank Olin D
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...More

1  Thank Tom O
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....More

1  Thank W5007GEmichaell
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.

2  Thank haciendado
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...More

3  Thank podrozniczka60
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...More

1  Thank ellymaep
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19 April 2016|
Response from StevenTHill | Reviewed this property |
I recommend that you contact High Desert Angler & get Norm Maktima as your main guide (you'd need 2). He regularly works with kids, is a great teacher and very patient. They'll learn a lot and will enjoy a lifetime of... More