Jim Mallos

Vail Valley Anglers Wade Guide


Marquette, MI

Guide Experience:

Started guiding Summer 2017

Fishing Experience:

Fly fishing since I was a kid. Grew up steelhead fishing the Great Lake’s tributaries. I have fished Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, and all over lower Michigan.

Exotic Experience

Bow fishing for carp in Wisconsin.

Wish List:

I’d like to fish Kamchatka, Mongolia, New Zealand, and Christmas Island.


Fishing, hunting, blacksmithing, camping, anything outdoors.


“My boyfriend and I are not fisherpeople but wanted to try fly fishing while vacationing in Colorado. Jim was our guide, and he made it a wonderful experience! He was very knowledgeable about the best fishing spots and types of flies to use. More importantly, he was so, so patient with these first-time fly fisherpeople, from tying on those tiny flies to untangling our lines every five minutes. You could tell he truly loved the sport and it was contagious as I could have stayed for many more hours. I am about to book the same trip for my sister and her boyfriend and have requested Jim to be their guide as well. The folks at Vail Valley Anglers were great to work with, and Jim is a tremendous asset to their team!”

— S. Burg