Tag: alaska fishing trip

THE BEST OF ALASKAN FLY FISHING LODGES

What a year we’ve been through.  Uncertain times, pandemic, can’t travel to our favorite fishing spots, just fishing was made illegal in many states last spring.  The division of our country will is a thorn in our feet.  One of our forefathers wrote that – a divided country cannot survive.  Another quote was “a two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Alaskan Men Write Poetry

When I’m not busy creating once in a life time experiences for anglers, or taking the helicopter for a spin, I’m writing poetry. Yes, that’s right.  Who said Alaskan men aren’t sensitive?! We have strong feelings and we know how to express them. Check out this classic I wrote as a youngster during a winter so cold […]