Quick Facts and Pricing
- May through October
- $6800 per angler, 7 nights/6 days fishing package
- Rainbow Trout
- All Trout Species 5-7wt
Coho and Sockeye 7-9wt
- All inclusive package
- Clothing and Equipment Checklist
- Cancellation Policy
Beautiful and wild, Talaheim Country is abundant and varied for the serious minded angler; action-packed for the adventurous floater; picturesque and serene for the nature photographer…for young and old alike, Talaheim offers adventure for all. Talaheim Lodge is located midway up the Talachulitna River just 85 miles west of Anchorage in the foothills of the Alaska Range.
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.
Helicopter flying through the wilderness is an adventure in itself. The panoramic views are spectacular as is the rush of vertical flight. Often we land on mountain ridges or glaciers for breath taking photos. For a change of pace we offer glacier-side hikes or a lunch on a mountain top.
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 as well…fish 15 miles of the Talachulitna from jet boats. We never have a weather day where we cannot get to great fishing.
All our floats run in late June and early July during the time of Alaska’s longest days and warmest weather. It is not uncommmon to have daytime temperatures reaching 75-80 degrees F. The sun sets about 11:00 pm an rises about 4:30 am. We virtually have no darkness which leaves lots of time for fishing. King salmon fishing normally slows down during the heat of the day, but rainbow trout and grayling keep active all the time. Float trips offer quiet transportation down the river and great opportunities to see wildlife. Our floats are only 12 hours in length, so given five days, we spend lots of the time fishing. Most king salmon in Alaska are caught from boats “back trolling”. We hook all our kings right from the bank or wading…great fishing with fly rods. For a small extra charge, we can pick up our guests at camp by helicopter and give them a day on a smaller stream for trout and salmon.
Test your fly fishing abilities against our mighty king salmon. Most of these King salmon average 20 pounds and yet we catch several better than 60 pounds each year. All our king salmon float trips begin from our Talaheim Lodge, from this point we venture by rubber raft down the lower “Tal”.
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, radio, telephone, float plane, helicopters and river boats.
In 1988 we began utilizing a helicopter to take clients to areas few fisherman 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.
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.
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.
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. By keeping our number of guests down, we ensure you personal service and a wilderness atmosphere. Come spend a week at Talaheim and find out what others have been searching for for years!