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The Reel Life

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526 N Guadalupe St, De Vargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1454
+1 505-995-8114
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Jeremy is the BEST guide ever

My son and boyfriend and I went fly fishing on the Pecos River with Jeremy Brooks as our guide... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
New Mexico
Jeremy Is A Winner

Our guide Jeremy set up an EPIC day on the Pecos river with a morning of great teaching and warm up... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Carsten B
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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 to make your next fishing trip a success. Our staff of patient and professional instructors can help you maximize your time on the water, all the while improving your Fly Fishing skills. We guide full and half day trips on the Pecos, Chama, Rio Grande, Brazos, Jemez and more! In March of 2014 The Reel Life was purchased d by Nick Streit and Ivan Valdez and the store was moved to its current location inside the De Vargas Mall at 526 North Guadalupe. Both native New Mexican's, Nick and Ivan have extensive expireince fly fishing and guiding in the Santa Fe area. Nick also owns the Taos Fly Shop and has built a reputation as one of New Mexico's top guides. When he was 17 he was on the Junior US Fly Fishing team that placed 2nd in Europe. Nick has guided and fished all over the world, cutting his teeth on rivers from Alaska to Argentina, not to mention the salt flats of the Caribbean.
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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 31 July 2017

My son and boyfriend and I went fly fishing on the Pecos River with Jeremy Brooks as our guide. Jeremy was the most patient, knowledgeable and kind guide we could ever have had. He made sure we were all comfortable with our gear and in...More

1  Thank authordesigner
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide Jeremy set up an EPIC day on the Pecos river with a morning of great teaching and warm up then a full afternoon on private water. His attention to your every need is absolutely insane - the guy is every where at once...More

2  Thank Carsten B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Took the family fly fishing while visiting Santa Fe, NM. None of us had every been before and these guys made it easy for us. We all caught fish and had a wonderful time! Both of them were very informative and patient with us. Thanks...More

1  Thank 143vacations
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I took 2 friends who had never fly fished before to the Trout Stocker Ranch where we were guided by Ivan Valdez, co-owner of The Reel Life. We caught so many fish and had a blast! Ivan was so knowledgeable and patient with us. He...More

1  Thank jvanderhider
Reviewed 21 May 2017

we planned a surprise guided fishing trip for our oldest daughter and after reading reviews, chose Reel Life. Best decision we made! Ivan, the owner and also our guide, was great...from setting us up with rental gear, honing our fly fishing skills, and put us...More

1  Thank gssmith1985
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for a perfect day on the river? Book a trip with Ricardo! Personable, knowledgable, patient, experienced- everything you could ask for in a fishing guide. We had all levels of anglers in our group and we all caught many fish- browns and rainbows, big...More

1  Thank 23LDT
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If you have questions about fly fishing in New Mexico, this is the place to go. Equipment, fishing locations, practical knowledge and enthusiasm can be found at The Reel Life. Fly fishing is what these folks are about. Good customer service and great products make...More

1  Thank looseasagoose
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had an amazing 30+ fish day on the Pecos with Nik. We could have caught 100 if we had that as a goal. Instead, we explored lots of different spots and styles of fishing, from small stream Bow and Arrow casting to Czech nymphing...More

5  Thank Sean E
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our family, including our 15-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, loved our first fly fishing experience! Ivan and Jeremy were patient and very nice, and took us to a beautiful location to fish. This was definitely our favorite part of our trip to Santa Fe!

1  Thank Sean L
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Santa Fe in June for a family reunion. I selected Reel Life because of the positive reviews....I was not disappointed! I was planning for 11 of my family members that had no experience fly fishing. They were so accommodating when I called every...More

1  Thank SusieMacha
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humphrey b
28 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