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Fly Fishing Guides for Northern New Mexico & Southern Colorado
Fishing is in our blood - Fly fishing is our passion!
Shane has been involved with fishing his whole life. When he was 2 weeks old he went out for his first boat ride on his father's (Noah Parker) lobster boat. As soon as he could handle a rod he was fishing for just about anything that swam. At about age ten, he started fishing streams and ponds with a fly rod and hasn't stopped fly fishing since. Shane has fished for trout and bass in New England as well as fishing in Canada for Atlantic salmon on Anticosti Island and the world famous Miramachi River. A six month stay in Ireland enabled him to fish many of the great streams of County Clare. Since moving to Northern New Mexico in 2004, Shane has fished all over the West - in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and, most of all, here in New Mexico. He has been guiding since 2006 on many of the public and private waters in our area. For the last few years in the late fall and winter seasons, Shane has be guiding and fishing for steelhead in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Everyone that fishes with him finds they have made a new friend. Shane's natural skill as a fisherman and teacher coupled with his consistent good humor make him a great person to go fishing with.
Jesse has always had a love for the outdoors and a passion for sharing it with others. A native of Santa Fe, he grew up hiking, skiing, rafting, rock climbing and fly fishing in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains. Jesse has been a fishing guide for over 9 years and, before coming to Land of Enchantment Guides, he was the manager of a local fly shop. Jesse has taught fly fishing classes on everything from entomology to fly casting and fly tying. He is also popular with young anglers and has taught fishing basics to kids at the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences and the Children's Adventure Company. An avid traveler, Jesse has fished in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, Louisiana, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. Along with fishing for trout here in New Mexico, he is always chasing the most elusive of fish species. Jesse has honed his ability to catch everything from Rio Grande northern pike, Ascension Bay tarpon and East Cape roosterfish on the fly rod. He also loves to tie flies and has hosted fly tying night at Marble Brewery for the past couple of winters (ask to see his fly boxes - you'll be amazed!). When not fishing or guiding, Jesse can be found spending time outside with his family and fiancé. He is a patient and enthusiastic teacher, who thoroughly enjoys sharing the art of fly fishing with others. Jesse's genuine character and love for people make a fly fishing trip with him one to be remembered for a lifetime.
Charles "Cha" Maul
Born and raised here in New Mexico, Cha's love of the outdoors has led him to explore many of the wilder areas of the Land of Enchantment. When not guiding other anglers or fly fishing on his own, Cha spends most of his free time somewhere in the back country pursuing his other passions which include snowboarding and skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, rafting and kayaking - just to name a few. His first exposure to fishing was in Ruidoso, NM as a toddler, where he watched his father lying on his stomach on a riverbank patiently trying to catch a fish nestled under the bank, with his hands. A few years later, at nine years old, Cha held a fly rod for the first time which kindled his passion for chasing trout in wild locations. Along with having fished on most of New Mexico's waters, he has enjoyed hiking and honing his fly fishing skills on many of the rivers and streams of Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Arizona and California. He is also an accomplished and innovative fly tier (we think this may come from his formal education based in the fine arts). Along with his fishing skills and local insights, Cha's laid-back personality and love of adventure, nature and the outdoors always makes for a wonderful day on the water.
When he was a youngster, Dan and his friends would ride their bikes to fish on nearby ponds for largemouth bass almost every day throughout the summer. The action of a bass striking top water baits piqued his interest in fly fishing. As a child, using small dries for pan fish and bass was Dan's first encounter with fly fishing and he hasn't stopped since. With bass still being his main focus, he started fishing tournaments in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Dan's obsession with the outdoors has made him an avid bow and waterfowl hunter as well. When not fishing in the fall and winter, deer and elk are often in his sights. For the last 10 years, Dan has guided and coordinated archery hunts for deer and turkey in central Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming and Colorado. Originally from Illinois, he visited Santa Fe in 2007 and quickly became intrigued with fishing the rivers and streams of Northern New Mexico. He returned annually, staying longer each visit until Dan and his wife decided to move to the Land of Enchantment permanently. He is great fisherman, hunter, guide and teacher with an innate knowledge of all wildlife. Easy going and very experienced, it is always a pleasure to spend a day or two fishing with Dan.
Jake's adoration of the outdoors is apparent the moment you meet him. Depending on the time of year, you can find him fly fishing anywhere from the bottom of the Rio Grande Gorge all the way up to the high alpine lakes of New Mexico and southern Colorado. Jake's love of fly fishing began when he was in his youth, fishing irrigation ponds with his dad in La Cienega, New Mexico where he was raised. As he grew older Jake developed an intense passion for travel, which allowed him to fish the rivers of the Sequoia National Park in California, the many tributaries of the Yellowstone in Montana and on down to the Rio Cisnes and Rio Manihuales in southern Patagonia. Jake has mastered all of the best fly fishing styles and techniques used in fishing New Mexico's beautiful rivers and streams. His serious interest in educating and sharing his love of fly fishing with others started in 2006 when he began working as a full time fishing guide. Jake's years of fly fishing and guiding experience have honed his ability to educate and inspire others in mastering the art of fly fishing. After fly fishing, Jake's other favorite pastimes are whitewater rafting and surfing the waves of California, Australia and Indonesia. When the weather gets really cold and the snow has started to fall, you can find him working for the Ski Patrol at the Santa Fe Ski Area. Jake's laid-back but adventurous spirit, kind personality and patient teaching skills are sure to please both novice and experienced fly fishers alike.
Noah started fishing at very early age with his father on many of the classic trout streams in the Catskills and New England. During his youth he often fished with family friends Ernie Schwiebert and Arnold Gingrich, both of whom inspired his love of fly fishing. At about ten years old, Noah also started tying flies and selling them to make extra money. A great influence on his early fly tying endeavors were Harry and Elsie Darby who encouraged and helped him to learn the craft. In his early twenties, Noah's love of the water and all things involving fishing led him to a career as a commercial fisherman. Working off the coast of New England, he ran his own boats fishing for lobster, cod and bluefin tuna (see the picture to the left of Shane & Noah). After over twenty years on the ocean, he has gone back, full time, to his first love of fly fishing and fly-tying. Noah moved with his family to northern New Mexico in 2004, where he has been fishing and guiding ever since.
ORVIS Endorsed fly fishing guide.