Larry M

 “Jake is a fantastic guide. I’ve fished all over the US with some very knowledgeable (and famous) anglers and he ranks up there with the best. He is extremely knowledgeable about reading water and a great tactician. He also taught me some new skills that helped me improve a lot. I highly recommend him.”

Larry M.

Russell B

"My experience with Artful Angler was excellent! The guide selected a gorgeous stretch of river that was perfect for my first time fly fishing. The guide's instructions were clear and easy to follow and his love of the sport was evident in everything he did. From local context to an understanding of the local biology, my day of fly-fishing far exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend you sign up with Artful Angler for fly fishing expeditions in NM, Colorado and beyond."

- Russell B, Santa Fe, NM

Chris C

I have fished with Jake Clemens numerous times.  He is not only a gifted guide and a pleasure to spend the day with, he also goes out of his way to make sure his clients have a complete and enjoyable experience.  The fishing is great- and we have had many successful days- however Jake also excels at providing great food, great conversation, and an overall great time. I recommend Jake highly!!!

Chris C.

James P

My wife and I have been using Jake as a guide the last few years and have fished with him on various waters of New Mexico and the Conejos river in Colorado. His patience and instruction have helped to make my wife and I a lot more experienced in fly fishing and understanding trout habitat.

Jake’s knowledge and experience is what makes a good guide and makes his customers have a fun day of fishing. We like the fact that Jake is very cautious of how the caught fish are handled so that they can be released and continue to grow bigger and bigger in the river. We can’t wait until the next season of fishing to have more experiences on the water with Jake.

- James P.

Tom S

Thanks, Jake, for a grand day on the water. I loved that we caught some very nice trout—that big one was the largest I’ve caught on a fly in over 20 years of fly fishing—but it wasn’t just the fish....the whole day was great fun. I appreciate that you didn’t hold back on coaching an ‘old guy’ on casting and hook setting. Most of all, I enjoyed our time together, both on the ride up from Santa Fe and out on the river. I will tell my western fishing friends to be sure to go out with you when they get in your neighborhood. And count on me to hook up with you again the next time I get back to Santa Fe.

—Best, Tom (Rochester MN)