Michael 'Sal' Salomone

Vail Valley Anglers Wade & Float Guide


Chillicothe, Ohio.

Guide Experience:

Professional Fly Fishing Guide in the Vail Valley since 2002.

Fishing Experience:

Over forty years of fishing experience. The last twenty-five years traveling with a fly rod to locations in: Colorado, Florida, California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, New York, Maine, Virginia, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Canada, and in the Great Lakes — Erie, Superior, Michigan, and Ontario.

Bahamas: Paradise Island, Abaco, and Green Turtle. Hawaii: Kauai, Maui, and Big Island. California: coast and Catalina Island. Florida: Panhandle, Gulfside, Atlanticside, and throughout the Keys.

Wish List:

Labrador for giant brook trout, Big Laxa in Iceland with my little brother, South America (Peru) for Peacock Bass, and France for trout and grayling.


Traveling with family, big game/small game/waterfowl hunting, bird dogs, and Art.

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

First fish, kids buying their own fly fishing gear, and traveling to new water with a fly rod.

Professional Writing Career:

Published writer with articles on fly fishing destinations in Colorado, Florida, California, and Ohio in Southwest Fly Fishing, Fly Rod & Reel, and Eastern Fly Fishing magazines.


“Had a great day on Gore Creek with guide Mike Salomone. Very knowledgeable.”

— Jeff Mallory