We are the oldest established fly fishing business in Santa Fe, serving Northern New Mexico and world wide anglers since 1985.For High Desert Angler and beyond, use our Santa Fe trip planner to get the most from your Santa Fe vacation.
High Desert Angler is an independent, locally owned and operated, full service fly shop, school and guide service. High Desert Angler offers year round fly fishing on private and public waters all over New Mexico. We can cater our trips to any skill level and desire. These waters include the Rio Grande, Pecos, San Juan, Los Pinos, Cimarron, Valle Vidal, Brazos and Jemez areas just to name a few. We also specialize in fly fishing for warm water species on several of our area reservoirs for a change of pace and an eager take on the fly.
Our mission statement is to always offer friendly expert advice, provide quality equipment from numerous manufacturers, and tailor our services to match your needs.
We have the ability to get you fly fishing on the most private, premier fly fishing destinations in Northern New Mexico.
High Desert Angler Reviews
This trip was for those that don't expect the royal treatment. Guide was very good and we caught a lot of fish. Transport car was old, muddy, and cracked windshield. I was a little uncomfortable durin... more »
You see desert all around you and you wonder,”FlyFishing?” You would be surprised. This world-class flyshop can get you into fish, d provide everything you may need to find and catch fish. more »
Nice little fly fishing shop. Tons of lures and reels. Plenty of fishing apparel and UV proof shirts. Always key for a successful weekend.
This is a very nice shop with about everything you need to fish this area including great guides (especially Norman). Access to private land. Great rod selection. Plenty of flies, lines, leader material, waders reels. Reels. Can get licenses here.
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