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Below are some client testimonials and thank you notes we have received from folks who fished with us - we can't thank them enough for all of their kind words and support.

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ORVIS Fly Fishing Reviews



Dear Noah, Shane, Jessie and all your crew,
Thank you for creating indelible memories for three (THREE!) generations of my family, and countless other families who joined us on our trips over the last 12 years! From our first trip on the Pecos with my board of directors in 2005, I became enamored of your talents, your friendship, and your business acumen that led to your having privileged access to the best waters in the mountain Southwest. We have fished the Pecos, the Brazos, the Conejos, the Chama, the San Juan, the Los Pinos, the Quinlan Ranch lakes and numerous creeks too small to mention but too magnificent to forget! Your professionalism and magnetic personality make diverse groups come together in such a relaxing way that everyone I have ever brought still remembers the trip as one of their favorite moments in life. That’s evident when your web site has comments from most parts of the U.S., England, Guatemala, and even Equality, Alabama!

The evening we spent at the Quinlan Ranch when you tied several flies with my four-year-old grandson Robert and then helped him catch fish with those flies the next day, is a memory that will forever remain unsurpassed. I can’t wait to come back out again in a few weeks, bringing all my family and several friends!
Warmest personal regards,
Wally D.
Equality, AL

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Noah,
We are back from our fly fishing trip with Jake and Aaron. Had a great time. Caught many fish. Wanted you to know that's two great guides you have. They both went above and beyond. I'm sure we will come back this way in the future and would like to work with you and your guides. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Charlie & Beverly F. and David & Colleen H.
San Angelo, TX

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Noah & Shane,
I have fly fished for trout all over North America for more than 40 years. I have fished beautiful water with some famous (maybe some infamous) fishermen, but mostly on my own without a guide. Every fish Shane put me on was an 18" to 24" Rainbow or Brown. I was fishing a 7 1/2', 3 wt. Gloomis rod with 5x tippet and size 18-20 midges (tied by Shane) and size 12-14 nymphs (tied by me) teasers, which is, needless to say, a challenge on native fish that size. Though I got my butt kicked most of the time we were able to successfully hook, land and release a few of these brutes both on my flies and Shane's. The fishing was very technical due to low clear water on the Conejos River and Shane's patience with my hang ups and bird nests was amazing. My wife Lou and I very much enjoyed Shane's knowledge and experience (and great lunch). I hope that I will have the opportunity to share a river with Shane again in the future, he is a remarkable young man. The experience I had could only be surpassed by our next trip, which I am looking forward to in the coming spring or summer. Thanks for a great experience
Roger and Lou F.
Texarkana, AR

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Noah,
I just want to let you know that Kim and I had a great trip and excellent experience with Jesse. The Quinlan Ranch part of the trip also was a huge plus. We found Jesse to be consistently personable, articulate, helpful and a great communicator with the heart of a teacher. We hope to have another experience with LOE Guides and the Quinlan Ranch some day soon!
Roger F.
Spring, TX

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Hi Guys,
Everything was great. The fishing and the scenery up your way is spectacular - even better than I imagined. Jake was especially terrific - an extremely knowledgeable guide with the patience of Job. It was a 2 day fly fishing tutorial and just what I needed. Thanks again.
Herman D.
Austin, TX

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Hi LOE Guides,
Just a quick note to let you know what an awesome time we had fly fishing with Shane, needless to say the trip and Shane's guide skills totally exceeded expectations. We honestly felt like he was just one of us after a few minutes on the stream, totally willing to share the wealth and take our abilities to the next level. We are already planning a return trip! I'm was browsing a few of the many fish pics, but kept coming back to the one from the Abeyta Ranch where the camera caught us celebrating a successful catch and release - this one took me downstream and was my best of the day!
Larry A.
Prosper, TX

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Noah,
Just wanted to say thanks to Jesse and you for a wonderful fishing trip. Even though the road was a little dicey that morning Jesse made it fine and the scenery and wildlife were just beautiful. Jesse discussed the canyon section as we were driving up and I was really excited about fishing it. It didn't disappoint. It was the most fantastic area I have ever fished. It was like being in a dream location you only see in magazines. Jesse put us on a lot of fish, probably the most I've caught in a single day, and although physically taxing in and out of the canyon it was exhilarating. It was a great trip and I continue to think of the experience.
Trant O.
Abiquiu, NM

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Hi Noah,
I thoroughly enjoyed my two days with Shane who was an exemplary guide. Our visit to the High Timber ranch will stay long in the memory. It ranks as one of the finest day's fly fishing for wild trout I've ever had in a pristine environment. Of course, the fish you remember are those that got away! One at the entry to the canyon on the Upper Brazos, a large brown in a ripply run on the Chama & a beauty that came out of nowhere on Wolf Creek. This was my first experience of fly fishing in the Southwest & I'll certainly come back. Anyway,thank you again for organizing a most enjoyable fishing trip. You run a most professional operation & I hope we can meet up again sometime.
Christopher S.
Colchester, UK

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Hi Noah,
Tom and I had a great time with Jake. He's a knowledgeable outdoorsman who understands how to teach a beginning fisherman... especially me. I started fly fishing last year so I appreciated learning how to do it correctly. Videos and books aren't as good as a guide, especially Jake. Growing up fishing around Denver, Colorado, Tom thought Jake to be the best guide he's experienced. Jake taught us about nymphs and wet flies and how to fish with them. We appreciate Jake taking us to the Chama River to help us wade and read the river. A great day! Now to practice on the Pecos!
Betsy S.
Santa Fe, NM

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Hi Noah,
Just want to let you know that we all had a wonderful time on our trip to the Quinlan Ranch this week. We thoroughly enjoyed fishing the Chama and Wolf Creek and the High Timber Ranch knocked our socks off. Jesse was a tireless and excellent guide. Thank you for creating and executing a once in a lifetime fishing experience for us.
Mary H.
Las Cruces, NM

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Noah:
Thank you so much for the fine guidance that you gave us on fishing and camping locations and for the fine guide that you placed us with, Jake. We had a perfectly wonderful time in northern NM, fishing and camping on the NM portion of the Rio de los Pinos near Antonito CO on our own, fishing with Jake on the Chama below the dam and fishing on the Rio Brazos on our own with some pointers from Jake. My daughter Jamie Leigh was casting beautifully within an hour under Jake's tutelage and my son Quint caught the largest brown of his life with Jake's guidance. Later, fishing on the Brazos, Jamie and Quint caught 7 and 13 rainbows, respectively, using technique they learned from Jake. I was so proud of them; Jake is among the best guides ever. On the Chama excursion the equipment was top-drawer (as was the riverside luncheon) and both your and Jake’s generosity with information and instruction were invaluable. We will definitely be using y'all again, and you definitely have a friend in GA if you ever head this way for some fishing or other outdoor fun.
Gordon R.
Albany, GA

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Jesse & Noah,
I want to thank you both for a fantastic week of fishing in New Mexico. It was a great pleasure of mine to see my wife, Pat, catch fish. She is still talking to all our neighbors about the fun time she had, bragging about how she caught the most and biggest trout. The Quinlan Ranch was super, Austin was a complete joy to be with and the food he cooked was first rate. My second best event was fishing on the San Juan. It was a first time for me to see trout, good size trout, right at my feat. I can not wait to do it again. We will diffidently be back for another great vacation. Again, thank you very, very much.
Gary & Pat R.
The Villages, FL

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Noah,
At age 65 and after double knee replacements, I wasn’t sure a high altitude experience and wading again would be possible. Your ability to select appropriate waters, despite unusual water conditions, was right on the mark. Both of my guides, Shane and Jake, were delightful as my fishing partners on each of their respective days. Their technical expertise and personalities were most assuring. Their ability to adapt to several of my physical limitations and difficult weather conditions was exceptional. As you suggested, lunch would be a delightful experience. Each day would have been just fine even if we didn't catch fish. However, the beautiful native browns we caught and released in the high mountain meadow streams of the Valles Caldera were part of my "bucket list". They required the technical approach I requested and Shane was masterful at selecting the right drifts to be successful. The second day, fishing with Jake, produced the larger rainbows on light tackle that I was hoping for. His ability to handle a boat also proved exceptional! For an older fisherman with some limitations I would highly recommend your operation due to the variety of water available and the quality of your very adaptable guides. I was concerned that perhaps my fishing days were over, but you dispelled my concerns and I am looking forward to getting back on the water with much confidence. Thank you for taking the time and effort to produce an experience that has been missing in my life for the past several years.
Trig K.
Reading, PA

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Hey Noah,
I am writing this note to thank Jessie and Shane for two wonderful days of fly fishing in Northern New Mexico. Our first day on the Conejos River was spectacular. Jessie and Shane both put us in place for plenty of action and catching some of the healthiest trout we have ever seen. Most were good size and real fighters. Jessie is a great addition to your guide service and you are lucky to have him. The second day we fished the Rio Grande and it was indeed a beautiful place to fish. We had a first time fisherman with us on the second day, and, with all of the excellent coaching, he caught the first fish. All in all, we had a great time, and we will be calling you next year to fish with you again.
Russell B.
Dallas, TX

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Noah,
We had a great day fishing with Jake! He was so patient with Kim and I as we were learning the ropes of fly fishing. George was able to pick up a few pointers as well. Our day was the highlight of our week in Taos and we will call you again next time we are back in New Mexico. Please tell Jake that, because he was such a good teacher, we were able to fish behind the house we stayed at on the Rio Grande and caught quite a few more trout and small mouth bass. So much fun!
Caren R.
Cordova, TN

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Noah,
We had a wonderful time fishing with Jesse today. He is just a great young man - knowledgable, kind, funny and a very good teacher. We fished the Pecos and caught fish all day, but more than that, we learned a lot from Jesse and saw some beautiful country too. A great experience from start to finish - can't wait to come back and do it again. Steve P.
Claremore, OK

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Noah,
I just wanted to drop a quick line to thank you and mention my appreciation for Jesse Lee and the fantastic trip on Sunday. Not only did he get my partner into some nice quality fish, even though it was only his third day ever with a fly rod in his hands, he got me on a rainbow of a lifetime! I plan to see you guys again and would be glad to be guided by Jesse - I told him to start looking for a big brown trout for me for my next trip!
Ted S.
Progreso, TX

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Noah,
Thanks so much - you are a good guy and a great guide. I am still vibrating from fishing that riffle in the upper part of the river. It was fun in every way; how we stumbled on it; how you adapted the rigs to fish it and how we caught big fish we could cast to by sight. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Very impressive how you can tie on those tiny flies when it is that cold out and your hands are wet, well, they should be playing some sort of heroic movie music in the background - a Mahler symphony or something; a triumph of determination and will. I learned a lot about a whole new place and a new kind of fishing while on the San Juan River with you. My only previous experience with a midge fishery was at Lee's Ferry, and it was a lot less interesting.
Rick G.
Pittsburg, PA

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Hi Noah,
We had a wonderful time on our trip! Jake was a great guide, very patient and very personable! I am not a fisherman and he made me become one, if at least for a day! Rodney is hooked on fly fishing now! Thanks so much for working through our scheduling challenges with us... hopefully we can book another trip next summer.
Natalie D.
Albuquerque, NM

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Noah and Shane,
Please know that I enjoyed my fishing trip with you beyond my expectations. You proved to be everything as advertised and more. Thank you! Shane, I am amazed by your patience with your clients. Thank you! We all enjoyed it immensely and we all learned lots, although it may not have appeared so at every moment. Please thank all the crew at Quinlan Ranch for us again. Thanks and good fishing!!!
Alan M.
Boyle, MS

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Noah,
We did not want another moment to pass before we expressed our gratitude to you for providing Jesse as our Joshua's guide today. Jesse was not only extreme organized, knowledgeable & passionate about fly fishing; Jesse taught Joshua that patience and persistence pays off - an extremely valuable life lesson!
Do well and stay well,
Shirley F.
New York, NY

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Shane & Noah,
We so enjoyed the fishing as well as the laughs. You guys are wonderfully patient guides. I hope to someday make it back to New Mexico to fish with you again. Tight lines... set, set, set... to friggin' funny!
Thanks again,
Keith C.
Lee, ME

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Dear Noah,
Not sure when you will see this, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed fishing with Jesse. I have traveled all over the world to fish with guides and I would put him as my #1 ever! Why, simple: He knows a great deal about the area and the environment and shared that with us. Second, he was prepared! You may know he carries a spare rod in case we get hung up (often the case in the wind we were fighting) or something else happens. It was with the spare that I picked up the biggest fish of the day because the rod I was using I had hung up in brush across the river and he wanted me to work the pool before he went to retrieve the fly. Land of Enchantment Guides is lucky to have him and we are fortunate to have fished with him.
George W.
Amesville, OH

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Dear Noah and Shane,
Thank you again for being patient with me and my bad back during our fishing trip. But this is not why I am writing... I am writing to thank you for helping make this a most memorable trip. For me, it's not the number of fish (although we caught plenty!), it's the moments that occur that will forever live in my memory. Like having our decision to stay and fish the Conejos in the snow validated by a "F--k yeh!" as my line tightened to a Rainbow inhaling my fly on the lift out. Or a "There he is!" as the Brown took my fly in the hole that could only be accessed with a perfect cast (after a few misses). It's those times and many more like them that I will remember. Thank you for making them possible! My best to you both, and I hope we will fish together another day in the future.
Tom P.
Austin, TX

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Thanks Land of Enchantment!
We had a great time, and caught plenty of fish. Jesse was a terrific guide - Debby and I had a wonderful day. We will definitely recommend you guys to friends who might want to try out fly fishing, or when we decide to fish on another river around Santa Fe.
Robert T.
Houston, TX

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Thanks Noah,
We didn't just have a good trip - we had the absolute best! I told Jesse he can use the pic he got of me with the 24" rainbow. Dad and I just ask that when he shows you the secret spot where we nabbed a boatload of fish on a map, that you guys name it in our honor! I'm already thinking of the next time we can get back up there with you guys. All the best and thanks for everything. Between you with the planning, Jesse with the guiding and time with Dad fishing, I couldn't have asked for a better trip!
Troy P.
Scottsdale, AZ

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Hi Noah,
I just got back from fishing the Pecos with Cha. We had snow all day so needless to say it was quite chilly. Nevertheless, the fishing was good and the scenery was spectacular. Cha did a great job of putting me into great water and in front of plenty of fish. All in all, another great LOE Guides fishing experience.
Thanks,
John M.
Clarksville, MD

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Noah,
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip last week. Jessie did and outstanding job. You can be proud to have him representing you and your operation. We will certainly put this on our list of places to return to and will ask for Jessie. Also, Austin, Chuck and guys at the Quinlan Ranch did great and the food was awesome. My grandson caught some very nice fish and that was what it was all about.
Thanks again,
Noble G.
The Woodlands, TX

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Noah,
Just wanted you to know that Jessie was a great guide. He demonstrated how to rig up for high/muddy water conditions and various casting techniques for nymph and dry flies. He was patient and made sure we caught some fish. Thanks again for a great time on my birthday!
Wayne C.
Montgomery, TX

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Hi Noah,
My wife and I had a great time and Jake was a fantastic guide. We will definitely give you a call the next time we are in New Mexico. Thanks for a fun and learning experience!
Todd G.
Chicago, IL

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Hi Noah,
Just got back home last night and want to thank you & Cha for a great experience. We fished the Pecos, Rio Grande, and Chama rivers and were lucky on all 3. Cha was also kind enough to show us the Ghost ranch and amphitheater after fishing on the Chama on our last day. We'll be back sooner than later.
Best Regards,
Leo C.
San Diego, CA


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Hi Land of Enchantment,
We had a wonderful time on our trip! Jake was a great guide, very patient and very personable! I am not a fisherman and he made me become one, if at least for a day! Rodney is hooked on fly fishing now! Thanks so much for working through our scheduling challenges with us... hopefully we can book another trip next summer.
Natalie D.
Albuquerque, NM

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Hi Noah,
Just wanted to thank you again for being such a fun and informative guide. Mark and I are still sharing the good time we had fly fishing with you on the San Juan River! Great memories last a life time, thanks again.
Have a blessed summer,
Mark and Caryn D.
Farmington Hills, MI

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Dear LOE Guides,
Tony and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our day with Shane today. He was very patient with us and we learned a great deal about fly fishing. Even better was that we caught a lot of fish.

I am so pleased that you were recommended through our resort. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. My husband thought the setting at the Bar-X-Bar Ranch was perfect.
Thank you again,
Lori V.
Minnetonka, MN

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Hey Noah,
Just wanted to let you know my niece and I had an incredible day on the river yesterday. Shane is an awesome guide and handled the two of us perfectly, giving me just enough instruction to get me going (along with some much needed pointers on fighting a fish in the current), and concentrating his efforts on keeping my niece off the bottom, out of the trees, and generally untangled. His good humor and seemingly endless patience was much appreciated. Of course, the fact that we both caught more and bigger fish than we expected to catch and the fact that the weather was perfect and the river spectacular didn't hurt our perceptions any.

By the end of it, my niece had experienced the trip of a lifetime. I would say the same for me, but I intend to return in the not-too-distant future to give you a chance to do even better. Tough to believe that is even possible - Shane has set the bar awfully high - but I am looking forward to giving it a try.

Thanks again for a great trip and please pass our thanks along to Shane.
'Til Next Time,
John M.
Clarksville, MD

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Thanks Guys!
We had a fantastic time. You did and outstanding job of making sure we caught fish. We all 3 are looking forward to doing it again in the not so distant future. (we hope!)
Thanks,
Andy L.
Pampa, TX

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Noah & Land of Enchantment,
Just wanted to thank you and the team again for a fantastic week. All the guys agreed on the drive to the airport that the trip was a complete success, which includes more than just the fish count! Shane, Cha, yourself and Austin along with the other people at the Quinlan Ranch were great - expert guides and fine people.

I wish you and the boys further success; your fishing opportunities and team are one of a kind and I hope to see you all again soon!
Take care,
Rob G.
Mason, OH

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Noah,
Sorry for not getting this to you sooner but I do want to let you know how much Matthew and I enjoyed our two days with Cha. As Shane had done for us on our past trips with LOE Guides, Cha spent as much time teaching us about the water, the fish and the baits as the actual fishing, which is exactly what we wanted. As I told you in a previous email, Matthew has started tying his own flies and he and Cha spent a lot time just discussing the various patterns and how to tie them and when to use them. Great stuff for a 14 year old!

Again, thanks to you and Cha for a great weekend and we are looking forward to fishing with you guys again.
Dennis F.
Lynchburg, VA

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Noah,
The 2 day trout fishing with your guide service was a life time adventure for me. I have never worked this hard at fishing and have never been as satisfied with the guide, location, and overall experience. As far as I'm concerned, this was under-priced as I would pay more because of the experience and benefits received. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone, new or experienced.

Shane was the best guide I could ever hoped to be paired with. He was extremely experienced, unbelievably helpful, and patient beyond the call of duty. After the first day, I knew that his value as a guide was undervalued. I could not have had a better captain. I know I was a challenge to him but he slowly changed my preconceived (and incorrect) notions and habits to fit the style of fishing that made the trip a big success. I wouldn't hesitate to ask for his service again and hope the opportunity presents itself in the future. I believe my wife and I will come back to the Ghost Ranch/Chama area within the next two years and I fully intend to align myself with your company and guides. Please let Shane know how much his advice and time with me was a total success. Half way through the 2nd day is when I realized that his services were undervalued. I am still in awe with the help he provided.

I now have a dream fulfilled and your guide service was the only reason this took place. I thought I did well for a 66 year old with two replaced hips, one replaced shoulder and limited balance (due to a previous car accident) with your real stream fishing experience.

I missed a 20+ inch rainbow because of my not following all the instructions given by Shane - I only missed one piece of advice and this made the difference. This will eat me alive for a long time but I still have the knowledge that the monster was on the line for 1 minute and that the possibility of bringing it in was there. Even though I did not land the fish, the knowledge that it was a small step away from completion was gratifying. This is the type of experience that gets one hooked and I'm still eating the bait supplied.

Again, I can't thank you enough for the guide selection and service provided. I look forward to our hooking up again.
Bill H.
Overland Park, KS

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Noah,
We got home just fine. We went over La Manga pass-beautiful drive. Thanks for a great week of fishing and experiencing some new water. Please thank Cha also. Fishing with you yesterday was very special for Jenny and me. Thanks for helping us achieve more of our "bucket list" and working so hard (and late) on the Brazos.
FISH ON!
Bruce and Jenny A.
Arvada, CO

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Noah,
Pattie and I had a great time with Shane! He is a great guide and teacher and is very patient. We look forward to fishing with LOE the next time we are in town.
Thanks Again!
Bill D.
Kansas City, MO

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Shane,
We are writing just to tell you what a great day we had fishing. It was a highlight of the trip (especially the 22" brown!) We really had a great time and look forward to fishing with you again.
Jan & Lynn K.
Whitefish, MT

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Hi Noah,
Back at work early today and boy, do I miss vacation already! We had such a great time with you and THANK YOU for all the personal attention. I learned so much from the casting lessons. It was the first time for both Bob and me to fish with 2 nymphs and lead! I would've lost more flies if you hadn't rescued them from all those branches I hooked on the bottom of the river. I'm definitely passing your name to other fishers I know and we'll definitely use your services again next time we're in New Mexico. The Conejos was perfect. My new mantra is: Fish are faced upstream, hook the fish downstream with a snappy wrist and yell....fish on!
Best,
Maria A.
San Francisco, CA

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Shane was a phenomenal teacher and was a pleasure to be with. I had a fantastic experience for my first time going fly fishing and I could not have asked for a more enjoyable trip.
Kyle H.
Philadelphia, PA

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Noah,
We had a superb fishing experience and we thank you for the outstanding job you did as our fishing guide. There is nothing that I can offer as thoughts for improvement... excellence is excellence and adding to it just inflates the word. We had success, including catching some big ones. The only thing that could have been better is not losing the one that broke the line!
Best regards,
Andrew S.
Lompoc, CA

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Noah,
We just returned from our trip and wanted to take a moment to thank you for the exceptional fly fishing guidance you provided. On our drive back to Taos, the four experienced fishermen/woman in the car all agreed that you and Shane were by far the best fishing guides they had ever worked with. I feel so fortunate to have started with the best!

We will be in touch with you soon to schedule our next trip - hopefully in September... wherever you say they're biting!
Best regards,
Rebecca K.
Austin, TX

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Hi Noah,
Just wanted to let you know how much Jeff & I enjoyed our float trip at the San Juan River. You provided a truly fun experience for us and made the trip such a great time. The lunch, drinks and snacks you provided were excellent as well. Last, but not least were the great number of large trout we caught due to your effort to provide us with ample opportunities to catch lots of fish. Hope to have the opportunity to fish with you again in the future.
Thanks,
Tom W.
Las Cruces, NM

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Noah:
I really enjoyed the trip on Sunday. I learned a lot about nymphing, and caught some big Browns. You're a great guide and make a mean sandwich.
Craig C.
Colorado Springs, CO

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Noah,
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip yesterday! The day was great; the company was great; the food was great... oh, and yes, we caught some really nice fish!
Thanks,
David K.
Los Alamos, NM

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Shane,
Thanks again for the trip, it was fantastic. Cindy and I had a great time taking in all the scenery and
spending the day on the river. We were tired the next day, however, if I could do it again tomorrow, I would. You were a first rate guide and showed outstanding patience with both of us. The first time ever to fly fish in that environment and catch fish on top of that was fantastic. We definitely plan on coming back and when we do, you can bet I will get a day of fishing in.
Thanks again,
Darin and Cindy H.
Denton, TX

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Dear Land of Enchantment Guides and Shane,
We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip to the Chama River in June. We had a ton of fun. Plus,
Rick can tell fish stories about the huge carp he caught on a fly rod!
Thanks again,
Karen W. and Rick J.
Newtown Square, PA

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Dear Noah,
I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful day of fishing that Kevin and I had at the Valles Caldera. It was a special treat to spend the day in such a beautiful and unique place. I know that Kevin enjoyed it just as much as I did.
You did such a great job as our guide and were so patient with our "tangles". The food was great as well. I look forward to seeing you in October and hopefully we can spend some time on the Chama with my son Greg.
Best personal regards,
Dale W.
Lexington, KY

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Noah,
The day was more than what we expected. Can't tell you what our first fishing experience on the Pecos means to us. We really loved our time with you. We'll be back with you in future.
Sandra & David N.
Santa Fe, NM

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Hey Noah,
I hope you are well, and thanks again for the great fly fishing experience. It is still a hot topic of discussion with "Bear". Thanks again. It was a real super star of a day.
All the best,
Jonathon F.
Oklahoma City, OK

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Noah,
Thanks for a fantastic trip!
We really enjoyed the trip; the food was excellent too. We hope to do it again — soon. Next time, hopefully our kids will be with us.
Thanks and Blessings,
Richard & Martha G.
Midland, TX

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Shane,
A big thank you for a very special day on the Conejos. Your willingness to drive the extra distance because the Pecos was "choked" from the downpour was much appreciated. We'll definitely reconnect when I return to Santa Fe. My regards to your father.
All the Best,
Bob D.
Rye, NH

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Hey Noah,
Thanks again for a great day on the water. Both Charlie and I had a great time. You are great company and an accomplished guide. I learned "stuff" from you and that is always a good thing. I hope we can repeat the exercise downstream... maybe on the Chama... tight lines.
Best,
Fred C.
Albuquerque, NM

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Hi Shane,
Just wanted to say thanks again for a great trip! We had a great time and look forward to doing it again sometime.
Scott S.
Fort Worth, TX

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Noah,
Next time I am in town I will be sure to, hopefully, set up another fly fishing session - for sure. That really was one of the better times I have had and it is all due to your overall persona (good vibe), depth of experience and the beautiful location. It was a great time!
Hope to see you soon and definitely want to get another fly fishing day with ya'!
Saludos amigo!
Jeff R.
Dallas, TX

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Noah and Shane,
I was fishing on Brazos River with Norm W. last weekend. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the experience. Shane's knowledge was amazing and his ability to put up with two novices was even more amazing. The fishing was great fun but unfortunately future trips will be a let-down compared to the trip we just had. I hope we can do it again.
Sincerely,
Mike B.
Oklahoma City, OK

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Noah,
I finally am emailing you about our recent trip.
Shane was fantastic. Both Mike B. and I kept talking about how much we learned and what a good guide and teacher Shane is. To tell the truth, I think that both of us appreciated the learning experience more than the fish that we caught. This is a big statement because the fish that we caught were really big, at least in our experience. We felt that having a couple of days in a row with Shane gave him more of a chance to correct our many bad habits and poor techniques. I know that I feel a lot more confident in approaching and landing nice trout. We would give Shane an A+.
Norman W.
Longview, Texas

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Dear Noah & LOE Guides,
I wanted to drop you a short note to let you know how much I appreciated fishing and spending time with you last week. The experience was beyond anything I expected and I was truly humbled by the vastness and beauty of the surroundings.
Your team was superb. They were incredibly multi-faceted and I enjoyed talking to them and learning from them on a number of issues immensely.
I am grateful to have been part of the experience. Your own commitment to the outdoors and a simpler life has certainly left questions about the objectives I've set for myself.
Thank you once again for everything; I hope I can catch up with you guys again soon.
Warmest regards,
Matt E.
Lubbock, TX

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Dear Noah,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip and such an uplifting experience. Matt and I will treasure it all our lives.
Please thank everybody (from your group) for their wonderful and gracious hospitality. They are all great people, a reflection of your leadership and friendship.
I feel inspired to change the direction of our lives but as always it is in the doing not the saying that one's true character is seen.
It goes without saying that if there is anything we can do for you in the UK we would be pleased to assist wherever we can.
Thank you again it was special to meet you.
Yours truly,
Nick E.
Liverpool, England

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Noah,
Jay & I would like to say what a great time we had. It was very hard to leave early but missing the horseback ride may have saved my life (probably was good news to the horse too).
You have a great crew and the scenery was spectacular. We will look forward to a repeat adventure. Hope to see you all again soon.
Jay & Charles L.
Dallas, TX

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Hi Noah,
Thank you our recent fishing trip. It was a great experience for me and my boys and I want to thank you again for making it memorable for us. Please give my regards and thanks to the rest of the Land of Enchantment crew.
Best regards,
Carlos A.
Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Hi Noah,
Thanks so much for sending these photos. We appreciate it so much. We had such a great time and appreciate all your tips! Give our best to Shane.
Carole S.
Odessa, TX

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Shane,
Thank you for guiding my father and me this past week. Your instruction and knowledge were very much appreciated. I learned a lot and had a good time. Never lose your passion nor your patience!
Steve H.
Decatur, AL
P.S. Yes, I'll practice my casting!

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