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The Reel Life

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“pecos river”(4 reviews)
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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 2 days ago 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

Thank Trail769446
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Love2trvllots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jackie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard H
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

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.

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

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 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

Thank jasongriffing
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I had a great day with Wes fishing at Cow Creek Ranch. The weather was still hot and the water was low, but Wes helped me catch some amazing fish. He's good company, too! I'll be back with The Reel Life on my next trip!

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I've fished in NM for 25+ years and two of my most enjoyable and epic experiences have been with Wes Dyer at the Reel Life! The reservations were easy to make and Reel Life and Wes had excellent access to prime private water. I caught...More

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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