Jacob ‘jake’ clemens
Jake learned to fish in the irrigation ponds near La Cienega, NM where he grew up. He moved to Santa Barbara, CA with his family for high school and college where he became an avid surfer and collegiate golfer at the University of San Diego. Having a hard time finding his path in Southern California he returned home to Santa Fe with aspirations of becoming a fishing guide. He worked for various local shops and guide services - High Desert Angler, The Reel Life and Land of Enchantment Guides - before starting his own guide service. He also worked as a whitewater rafting guide and ski patroller. Jake is a passionate angler and fly-tier. He likes to catch fish but more importantly he loves observing and learning from the ecosystems trout live in. With a B.S. in environmental studies and a minor in outdoor education from Prescott College, he will gladly pass along his knowledge with you on the river. He is very grateful to have fished and surfed in New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, across the American West as well as spent a season guiding in Chilean Patagonia. Jake has 12 years of guiding experience in northern New Mexico and you are sure to learn a lot with him.