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The Reel Life

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Welcome to Santa Fe’s premier Fly Shop and Guide Service! We specialize in guiding public and private waters throughout northern New Mexico. Our full service fly shop is conveniently located inside the De Vargas Mall and stocks everything you need...more
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526 N Guadalupe St, De Vargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1454
+1 505-995-8114
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great morning on the water with Nick. A great pro with exceptional knowledge of the waters. He got us into plenty of fish and improved my technique. Thanks

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I traveled to NM for the first time a couple of weeks ago for the purpose of fishing. The Reel Life came highly recommended to me through my local Orvis so I called and totally lucked out having Ivan as my guide. Ivan took me...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maggie k
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We found Reel Life on Trip Advisor, but our guide Wes was over the top. My wife and I are not great anglers, but we do love beautiful places, great fishing, and good folks. We experienced all of that on our day with Wes at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trail769446
Reviewed 13 September 2018

While on a road trip, my husband and I contacted Reel Life to arrange for a half-day fly fishing in the Santa Fe area ... and are we glad we did! Our guide, Nick, put us on lots of fish and taught us lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Love2trvllots
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Just got back from a wonderful weekend in Santa Fe, NM! It was the first time there for my family and me. We enjoyed a fabulous half day of fishing with Ivan and Lucas. They were both extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Because there were 5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jackie N
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My wife and I fished the Rio Grande near Taos with Ivan, and had a wonderful time! Beautiful scenery, beautiful river, great weather, and good fishing. We're not total novices, but this was our first time wade fly fishing, and Ivan was a fantastic guide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank K9105QUrichardh
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I took my husband and my dad on a fly fishing adventure, thanks to Wes and The Reel Life. Varying skill levels among all three of us, and Wes did a great job helping us all get what we needed out of the adventure. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank salbux1
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Took a friend fishing the Brazos. It was her first experience fly fishing. We are not youngsters. Wes was a patient teacher and kept us both safe, all the time changing our flies to try to find the hot ticket.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank solopescador
Reviewed 30 July 2018

TL;DR Ivan was patient and taught my wife everything she needed to know about fly fishing. She's never gone before and had one of the best experiences of her life. WE ALSO CAUGHT 43 TROUT IN 4 HOURS. If you want to go with someone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Beatdapp
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My wife and I were in Santa Fe on business. We decided to extend our trip an extra day to go fly fishing together. I can't recommend Wes highly enough. He was so patient and helpful with my wife, who is a novice angler. Despite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jasongriffing
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humphrey b
29 June 2015|
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Response from 49skeeter49 | Reviewed this property |
A simple phone call to the fly fishing shop can answer that question. For me, catch and release is the only way I trout fish with three exceptions. First, if the trout waters are stocked and the water temperatures... More