Author: markmiller

Everything You Need To Know About Fly Fishing Alaska Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout in Alaska are one of the most sought after fish species in the state, and the Talachulitna River (nicknamed “The Tal” for short) was named one of Alaska’s first catch-and-release rainbow trout fisheries. Ever since the early 70’s, fishermen have been catching these “leopard-spotted” beauties and then saying a long tearful goodbye when […]

Migrating South for the Holidays

I’ve lived in Alaska for over 50 years, long enough to know when it’s time to migrate south. For the last five years my wife and I have been blessed to travel to the Cook Islands for the holidays. We rent a small bungalow, motor bike, and cruise the back country for fresh fruits and […]

Building An Alaskan Fishing Lodge From Scratch

 During the winter of 1976 I began sledding logs in for the construction of our Alaskan fishing lodge which would eventually be called Talaheim Lodge. (Tal being short for Talachulitna River and heim meaning home in German.) Logs for our walls and lumber were hauled in by snow machine. Traveling through the woods in […]

Fishing Alaska By Helicopter and Float Plane

Alaska’s vast road-less wilderness offers very little practical transportation options. Air travel being the best means of travel over land, and of course boats throughout Alaska’s waterways. Alaska Lodge operators located in remote areas on large rivers or lakes can utilize float planes to travel from the lodge to fishing spots that are adequate and […]

Talaheim Lodge Client Testimonials

WHAT BIG PHARMA COMPANIES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Here’s a little something to share around your Thanksgiving table: I just received this client testimonial, from a real client of course. This is not to be confused with Fake News: My husband John Doe was having severe chest pains, shortness of breath, and growing an […]

5 Tips About Fishing in Alaska

Here are five questions (and answers) I get asked all the time about fishing in Alaska. I’ve been in Alaska for 50 years and running my own fishing lodge for over 40, so chances are my answers are better than Google’s. What’s the weather like in Alaska? Is it global warming or global cooling or […]

Alaska’s been good to me

As Robert Service once wrote, “they came for the gold, yet somehow life’s not what I thought it, and somehow the gold isn’t all”.. Yes, Alaska is a tough place to live at times. The darkness and long months of winter, the endless cold, snow up to your breasts, ground heaving frosts, earthquakes, mosquitoes, bears, […]