Tag: heli-fishing alaska

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]