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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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84 of 85(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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5 / 5
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Doesn't get better than this,
June 28, 2015
By: MartyfromTexas
from Central Texas
"Service, food, fishing, rooms, and especially the guides. My fourth year year here and it just keeps getting better! Over 1,000 miles from me, but I'll keep coming back."
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Value In Guided Fly Fishing,
June 9, 2015
By: BuffordTBuffalo
from Edmond, OK
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"My 11 year old son and I booked a 2-day/3-night stay-and-fish with Fisheads. First, the San Juan is in a rugged and beautiful corner of New Mexico. Second, the people at Fisheads are incredibly friendly. Third, the fishing can't be beat. Fourth, the guides are great--I highly recommend our guide James "JB" Brown. Fifth, the rates are a great value for a full-service, premier guided fly fishing experience. Sixth, Fisheads even has a great restaurant--the Backcast Cafe."
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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5 / 5
Fantastic,
April 21, 2015
By: Fishslayer46
from Tucson, AZ, USA
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"Our guide Robie was fantastic, he new the river and the bugs, put us on the big fish all day long !!!! And improved our fishing techniques. The food at the lodge was exceptional and the overall experience was the best. If you haven't been to the San Juan you need to put in on top of your list and book with Fisheads for the best experience ever."
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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5 / 5
Fisheads,
March 24, 2015
By: DWilkett
from McAlester, OK 74501, USA
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Additional Thoughts:These guys worked dilegently to make sure we caught fish.
"We have been going to the San Juan River fishing for many years now. We have always enjoyed the river but since Fisheads is there our stays are much more enjoyable. Chris is a great guide and his place is really nice to stay at. I highly recommend Fisheads."
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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5 / 5
Tremendous Experience on the San Juan River,
January 25, 2015
By: Rodwan
from Alberta, Canada
"My wife and I had a tremendous day on the river with Chris in December 2014. Chris was a great coach and highly skilled guide. We learned several new fishing techniques and rigging.
Chris oversees a top quality operation, ensuring that his guests walk away with an enjoyable experience.
Accommodations are well located on the San Juan River and are spacious, clean and comfortable. Meals at the Back Cast Café are delicious. Staff are friendly, efficient and customer-focused.
We highly recommend Fisheads San Juan River and look forward to returning soon (only this time we will stay even longer!)."
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great trips every time,
October 19, 2014
By: BubbasBows
from Mt Pleasant, TX, USA
"Thoroughly enjoyed our trip this year and have made reservations for 2015. Floating or wading, the guides and service are enjoyable.
Their knowledge assures you will have the best possible experience. The guides are always working to make us better fishermen. I enjoy their teaching as we fish.
The food and lodging are very satisfactory.
Remember you can’t blame the guides for acts of Mother Nature.
Bubba, Marcus, and Chris have all been our guides.
Many thanks to ALL the staff at Fisheads.
"
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow. It was great!,
October 6, 2014
By: Mrhollywood
from San Juan River, United States
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"My wife and I had a great time fishing the San Juan River and staying at Fisheads. The experience was fabulous. We are already making plans for the next trip."
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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5 / 5
Wonderful Trip,
October 2, 2014
By: Bill787
from Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guy, great sense of humor, very knowledgeable.
"My son and I went to the San Juan for our annual fishing trip. I scheduled a guided float trip with Fisheads and requested Dave Taylor as our guide. We had fished with Dave before, and I was pleased when I was told that he would take us out. Dave is extremely knowledgeable about the river, and he is very patient. My casting was not good at the beginning, but with his coaching, I got better by the afternoon. We caught a lot of large trout, saw many more, and had a great day. We saw geese, ducks, muskrat and even saw an osprey catch a trout and fly off almost directly over us. I can't wait to go back, and I will request Dave next time."
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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5 / 5
Always Great Trip,
September 30, 2014
By: Anotherfishead
from Fort Worth, Texas
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"Always Great Trip, Best Guides, Big Fish, I Highly Recommend Fisheadsofthesanjuan."
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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 12 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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5 / 5
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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 13 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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5 / 5
Great fishing experience,
September 5, 2014
By: Gary44
from Oklahoma, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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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 14 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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5 / 5
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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 15 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 16 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 17 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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5 / 5
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 18 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 19 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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5 / 5
Great Float on The San Juan river,
June 15, 2014
By: redwing11
from Colorado, USA
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5 / 5
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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 20 for Fisheads of the San Juan River, NM
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5 / 5
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