Alaska Salmon Fishing
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Small, Crystal Clear Streams - Fly Fishing "Paradise"
Alaska Salmon Fishing - Beautiful and wild, Talaheim Country is abundant and varied for the serious minded fisherman; action-packed for the adventurous floater; picturesque and serene for the nature photographer...for young and old alike, Talaheim offers adventure for all.
Talaheim is located midway on the Talachulitna River just 85 miles west of Anchorage in the foothills of the Alaska Range.
Fish for an unbelievable week
Talaheim offers a varied seven-day experience. You may choose a five-day float trip or a seven-day trip, which includes daily fly-outs to very isolated waters by helicopter and float plane. Gin clear rivers and streams, most of which are 'wadeable'- just perfect for fly fisherman - where salmon as well as large rainbow can easily be caught with fly rods. We have great on-site fishing...fish 15 miles of the Talachulitna from jet boats. We never have a weather day where we cannot get to some fishing.
Experience New Zealand-style helicopter fishing north of the equator. Talaheim lodge is the only lodge in Alaska offering full time helicopter fly-outs to very remote, small, gin-clear streams; perfectly suited for the fly fisherman wishing to cast a #5 weight rod with dry line to three to seven pound trout and char.
By mid-July our king salmon have entered out tributary streams to spawn and that spawn draws our hungry resident predator fish. Just about any fly tossed behind spawning salmon produces line stretching action. Within a 15 minute flight radius of our lodge we can explore eight different drainage's that rarely see anglers. Most of our days are spent on the streams, not flying long distances.
Fish for nine species
Your trip takes you through rushing waters to peaceful, fish-filled pools and imber-lined, glacier-carved lakes where you can bait your hook to nine species including Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Dolly Varden and Northern Pike.
To bait your hook...small groups, custom service
At Talaheim quality comes in small packages. Whether you are a family or a group of guys, you will be looked after with just the right amount of service to make your Alaska trip both comfortable and relaxing. We limit our anglers to just six per week; some weeks to just four. By keeping our number of guests down, we ensure you personal service and wilderness atmosphere.
Meet Mark Miller
As Taleheim owner-operator, Mark is a registered guide and seasonal bush pilot with more than 10,000 hours of Alaskan flying time, as well as being an expert fly fisherman, qualifies Mark as Talaheim's owner-operator. "Talaheim" as translated from German to English means, "home on the Tal". Talaheim has a homey atmosphere and has served as a home to the Miller family for several years.
Talaheim is a wilderness lodge
Part of the charm and character of Talaheim is that is an authentic rustic home separated from the nearest road by 60 miles of wilderness lands. The guest cabins are constructed with local logs and timbers from Talaheim's sawmill, they are rustic but comfortable and modern with indoor bathrooms and electricity. In addition there is a sauna, hot tub, radiotelephone, floatplane, helicopter and riverboats.
Talaheim, uniquely Alaskan
Other fisherman might have to travel to Alaska three times to experience what Talaheim offers in just one week. Talaheim is the wilderness setting for small parties or families who want to enjoy the finest in remote fishing away from crowds. The grandeur of this fish-filled area, the truly Alaskan adventure, there personal service and the comfortable wilderness lodging is our pride. What sets us apart from most other Alaskan fishing lodges is our personal service, the weekly schedule and the fact that Talaheim is owner-operated. We have built, own and operate Talaheim.
Alaska to yourselves
In 1988 we began utilizing a helicopter to take clients to areas few fishermen have ever fished. At Talaheim we believe that Alaskan fishing should be a wilderness experience, after all, you are fishing the 'last frontier'. Just a 10 or 20-minute flight from the lodge by helicopter will open up hundreds of miles of wilderness fishing streams. Talaheim is one of the few lodges offering 'heli-fishing.' Waters that we fish by helicopter see very few fisherman. Most of the streams we fish are (wadeable)... just perfect for fly fisherman.
Rainbow from small rivers and streams
Alaskan Rainbow Trout vary as much as the areas they come from. At Talaheim we specialize in fishing for Rainbow Trout averaging three pounds and reaching eight...all from small wadeable streams. In mid-July our first Salmon start dropping eggs. Trout at this time are congested behind these spawning salmon. Our helicopter takes you to the far reaches of these small streams where the majority of Salmon spawn. This 'heli-fishing' offers some fast and exciting angling - ask about our 'helicopter-fly-out only' weeks.
To learn more about Talaheim or call about availability. 1-800-638-7405. Or feel free to drop us an email at: Contact Us
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