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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 […]

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 […]