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Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM

Experience the San Juan River fly fishing trip of your life on the San Juan River in New Mexico! Fisheads guides know the river and how to fish it. No matter what your age or level of experience, we'll show you a great time! Float and wade trips available. Newly remolded rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, Fly-Tying Tables, Flat-Screen TV's, Direct TV programming and the cafe has the best food in the county.
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75 of 76(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
Review 1 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Best Lodge on the San Juan,
October 14, 2012
By: Booger
"Chris has established a long over-due quality lodge, restaurant, fly shop, and guide service at a reasonable price. Our room had a private patio that opened directly onto the San Juan River. The room was large and clean and comfortable. The food is excellent and is prepared by a talented chef. Chris knows the river too. Check out Fisheads San Juan River Lodge before you book anywhere else. You won't regret it! By the way, it is located on the river in the middle of the community of Navajo Dam."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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What a great time fishing!!,
September 22, 2014
By: TommyTaco
from Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Additional Thoughts:good experience
"One of the best places I have ever been fishing. The guides here don't mess around! They are very knowledgeable about the area. If you want to catch big solid trout this is the place to go! I learned alot of new techniques and gained new confidence while fishing the San Juan with my guide. This place just made my annual trip list. See ya next year!!! Thanks again Fish Heads!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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great time,
September 7, 2014
By: curt101
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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"fishing was great. catching wasn't so good due to my lack of experience with midge fishing. would go back whenever I get the chance and hope to improve my skills."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Great fishing experience,
September 5, 2014
By: Gary44
from Oklahoma, USA
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"Our guide Mike did a great job putting us on fish and showing us the proper techniques for rigging up. I definitely recommend using Fishheads for your next trip to the San Juan."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Fisheads San Juan,
August 18, 2014
By: Cockrell
from Texas
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"I have been fishing with Chris for many years. Chris always is able to pair me with a guide that is awesome. This trip was no exception. I would highly recommend both Bubba and Marcus. Both are exceptional guides that know the river very well and are adaptable to the fishing desires of their clients. Chris is one of the best guides I have ever had the pleasure of fishing with! Highly recommended! A++++++++"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Nonstop Excitement,
August 8, 2014
By: CactusHank
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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"From the first cast to the last drop of stream water drying on the midge as my guide rowed to shore there was never a dull moment. Being my first drift boat experience and being new to the sport every cast, every missed strike, every lost fish and of course every landed fish was an education. But there was no lack of help, instruction and encouragement from my guide (Chris). Every aspect of the trip was outstanding; the lodge, the café, the people, the river, the boat, the lunch, all first class. If you’re a novice like me I can’t think of a better place to get really excited about this sport and if you’re an long-time fly fisher I still can’t think of a better place to go."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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The great SJ trip,
July 30, 2014
By: PPaul
from Arkansas
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Additional Thoughts:fantastic
"Chris was our guide and he was awesome."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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great day,
June 28, 2014
By: Redbridge
from san juan nm
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"Dave was a excellent teacher, guide. Great trip. Thanks"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Great time,
June 24, 2014
By: PhylSF
from Santa Fe, NM, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Bubba provided us with a great fishing experience.
"My husband and I had a great time fishing the San Juan. We had a super guide. The rooms were comfortable and the cafe offered good food. It was one of the best trips we have taken in Northern NM. We are planing to return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Great Float on The San Juan river,
June 15, 2014
By: redwing11
from Colorado, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Very knowledgeable and personable
"Had a great float with Tanner the guide. My wife's 1st float and Tanner put her on over 20 fish. I also caught 20 fish with the largest being 19'5" rainbow. Had 3 very nice brown trout."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Chris does it right!,
June 2, 2014
By: ElGato74
from Las Cruces, NM, USA
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"Everything was great. The facilities, the dining, the employees and the float trip were all exceptional. I've been coming here for 35 years and the overall experience was the most professional yet."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Second, but not last trip,
May 27, 2014
By: Shinerboybruce
from Shiner, TX, USA
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"Excellent trip, great results with an excellent guide"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Fantastic Fly Fishing,
May 26, 2014
By: WillMaas
from San Juan River, New Mexico, USA
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"Had a great experience and an excellent guide (Tanner) with Fishead Guide servce."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Our first experience Fish fishing,
May 25, 2014
By: TigerLillie
from Navajo, NM 87328, USA
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Additional Thoughts:He is fabulous!
"We had the BEST experience for first timers. Our Guide, Mike Garrett took the time to show us so many things we would be experiencing on our first time. Like how to strip the line, proper way to mend, on and on....I personally soaked it up like a sponge. Then in the boat, he was the best and most patient instruction. We had him 2 days in a row, catching fish. Never critical but helpful. My Orvis equipment performed beautiful. Thank you everyone!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Great Trip,
May 18, 2014
By: Tony31
from Elizabeth, Co
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Additional Thoughts:Mike did a great job with us and worked hard to put us on fish and give tips to improve our experience without over doing. I always learn something on these trips and this was no exception.
"The facilities were excellent and the staff was first rate. Could have used a few more items on the menu but food was great."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Chris Taylor Rules,
May 12, 2014
By: MikeeBlueDun
from Salida, CO 81201, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Worth every dollar
"My first visit to the Juan & in a driftboat.
40 years fishing the dry.
Chris is at the top of his game. He taught me the basics of the streamer, nymphing, attractor with a dropper(s), casting from the boat, watching the bubble. Where to place what on the line to go deep or shallow and yes, using the dry with a dropper.
Terrific communicator with a funny vein when I goofed up. I will recommend him to my fellow fisher friends when they do the San Juan
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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another great trip,
May 6, 2014
By: lk2fish
from Durango, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:good teacher
"I emailed chris from fishheads on wed night about a trip on friday I
had my answer in less than a hour , no problem & did I need a room . I booked the trip on thursday morning and fished friday this is my 6th trip with fishheads and
all have been GREAT ..
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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San Juan never disappoints,
May 4, 2014
By: dhighbe
from Las Vegas, NV, USA
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"Marcus was great on the river. He was easy going and knew exactly where to fish and more important how to catch a lot of quality trout on a half day trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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Awesome,
April 22, 2014
By: Geddy
from Albuquerque, NM, USA
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"Both guides, Marcus and Chris, were friendly, funny, and very knowlegable of the river and equipment. They were very helpful in the method and when to set the hook to catch as many fish as possible. Never caught so many fish in my life."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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5 / 5
Trout-a-plenty,
April 21, 2014
By: Dorado222
from Surprise, AZ
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"Fisheads is an excellent guide service and we always have an excellent time with Chris. We tried some new techniques on our recent trip and it resulted in many big trout!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes