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Great time for a beginner

A friend of mine (somewhat experienced) and I (have not fly-fished for 25+ years) signed up for a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great Time

My wife surprised me with an early Father's Day gift of my first flyfishing experience. Ryan was... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend of mine (somewhat experienced) and I (have not fly-fished for 25+ years) signed up for a half-day trip on the Pecos River. We got well fitting waders and boots to take with us, and met up with the guide in Pecos. It was...More

Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife surprised me with an early Father's Day gift of my first flyfishing experience. Ryan was our guide and he was great. He was very patient and explained all the basics. He also had to keep us out of trouble with snag lines in...More

Thank 661micquinn
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to fish New Mexico. Went to the shop and got signed up with Marcos. Met in Pecos and went to the river. Man I had fun. He is a great and patient guide. Also caught the biggest trout I ever caught. While I...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 20 May 2018

My husband and I - both avid fly fishermen - visited High Desert Angler this week to buy a new fly reel for him. We reminisced before going in the store that we'd been treated apathetically (ignored completely) the other time we'd visited, but thought...More

1  Thank bartokhound
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Loads of fly tying material! Worth a trip to visit here if you are a fly fisher or are looking to book a guide

Thank DougM879
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thought we would try fly fishing and I'm so glad we did! We are bass fisherman from Texas so this was totally new and different. Our guide, JD was amazing!!! We had SO MUCH FUN! We caught lots of fish and...More

Thank Texasmelissa
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

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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