Mark Barnwell

Vail Valley Anglers Wade & Float Guide


Thousand Oaks, California. I’ve been living in colorado since 1991.

Guide Certified Experience:

Guiding in vail since 1996.

Fishing Experience:

Fly Fished in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.

Wish List:

Kamchatka, Mongolia and Japan.


Skiing, fishing with my kids and photography.

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

Having someone brand new to the sport catch a trout on a dry fly!



“Hello Marc, this is Peggy Blake. We had the privilege of being your students on Tuesday, August 16th. I can't begin to tell you how much fun both of us had, you are not only an Excellent teacher but you also have the patience of a saint! You were so supportive, complimentary and patient throughout the entire morning and we wanted to say Thank you!! Another reason we are emailing you is regarding sending you a few pictures of that fun day. I will post them below. Again a huge THANK YOU for making that our first ever lesson on fly Fishing such a fun and memorable time in our vacation!!”

— Fondly, Peg and Fran Blake