Mike Salomone

Colorado Trout Guru

Favorite Fish:  Trout

Home Water:  Eagle River & Roaring Fork River, CO


Michael Salomone grew up in Ohio and has been fishing his entire life. He began his professional fly fishing career as a guide in Colorado in 2002. Years of guiding and miles of fishing travel have given him the expertise to write about chasing a variety of freshwater and saltwater species in world class destinations for multiple fly fishing magazines. Guiding clients on the Eagle River, Colorado River and Roaring Fork River has placed him at the top of the Colorado fly fishing game.

Sal, as he is commonly referred, guides wade and float trips for Vail Valley Anglers out of Edwards, Colorado. He is also the main Content Writer for the VVA website. His published articles have appeared in Fly Rod & Reel, Southwest Fly Fishing, Eastern Fly Fishing, On the Fly magazine and The Pointing Dog Journal. As the personal fly fishing guide for the outdoor television celebrity Tred Barta, Sal specializes in fly fishing with clients that have severe handicaps. He also revels in teaching young children how to fly fish and has taught thousands of elementary age students how to be anglers.