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Fishing Alaska Grayling; The Forgotten Species

When it comes to anglers fishing in Alaska, arctic grayling are often ignored.  Once prevalent in Michigan and Montana, now are only surviving in Montana in the lower 48.   Arctic grayling thrive in clean cold waters throughout the northern regions of Canada and Alaska and in parts of Asia.  From my personal experience, the further […]

Buy and Fish America

Do we honestly wish we could buy everything made in the good ole USA?  I once was attending a sport show in Massachusetts during an election year.  Bush junior was running for president.  For some ungodly reason, politics took over our conversation of fishing.  This fellow Tom, mentioned that Bush is outsourcing all our products […]

The Making of an Alaskan Fishing Guide

I built, own, and have managed our family run Alaskan fishing lodge for the past 43 years.  In the beginning guides had to be alive, possibly run a river boat, have most of their teeth, and tell the difference between a trout and a salmon. As Talaheim Lodge moved forward there came a time we […]

Your Alaskan Fishing Trip

 In school during my younger age I remember practicing for an atomic war.  We all would get under our desks.  How a small wooden desk would save us I still am pondering that tactic.  Fall out shelter companies were raking in the bucks.  Wouldn’t want to crawl out of one of those places into a […]

Anglers Seek Alaska Rainbow Trout

For 42 years I’ve been guiding anglers worldwide from our Alaska’s Talaheim Lodge.  Twenty-five years ago Talaheim Lodge slowly starting promoting fly fishing and today, almost 90% or more of our anglers’ fly fish.  Catching an Alaskan salmon lure so many anglers to Alaska, but all in all, rainbow trout draw most of our clients. […]

Alaska King Salmon

Alaska King salmon, also called Chinook, are the Pacific’s largest of salmons.  A netted King in Alaska was once was recorded over 100 pounds and sport caught fish have reached 80 pounds plus.  Kings have five to six-year class which means some return to spawn in just one year (commonly called Jacks) then there are […]

Couples Fly Fishing Week July 12-18

Husbands: Did you forget Valentine’s Day? Or did you just buy your wife a last minute bouquet of flowers that wilted 24 hours later? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Give her a belated Valentine’s present she’ll never forget: Couples Fly Fishing Week: July 12th – 18th We are dedicating one full week of fishing, […]

Alaska Silver Salmon Fly Fishing

Silver salmon (or commonly referred to as Coho), are an anadromous fish species, or one of the five species of Pacific salmon that migrate to salt water, then return to fresh water when it’s time to spawn and die. Silver salmon can be seen across California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Silvers, although sold commercially, […]

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 […]