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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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