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High Desert Angler

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Address: 453 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3784
Phone Number: (505) 988-7688
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great little store!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Sulphur, Louisiana
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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 

1 Thank StevenTHill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 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 

1 Thank Olin D
San Diego, California
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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 

1 Thank Tom O
Spokane, Washington
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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.

1 Thank W5007GEmichaell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 

2 Thank podrozniczka60
Baton Rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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.

1 Thank ellymaep
Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Spent a wonderful day on the Pecos fly fishing. Our party of 5 were guided by Parker and Everett. We all caught fish, some as large as 22 inches. Would differently return and recommend this shop for future trips.

2 Thank Rex W

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