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Tsylos Park Lodge & Adventures

P.O. Box 2560, Williams Lake,
British Columbia, Canada V2G 4P2
tel: 1.250.483.4368
Toll-free: 1.800.487.9567

Fly Fishing Tips

We want you to have a great experience here at Tsylos and to help you prepare for your adventure, we've put together some tips and important information for you.

Important Tsylos Phone Numbers

Toll Free: 1-800-487-9567
Phone: 1-250-483-4368
Lodge Radio Phone: 1-250-481-0052
Fax: 1-250-483-3451

Tempuratures & Weather at TsylosAnchor

The months of May, June and September are usually warm during the daytime, but can get cool in the evenings. During July and August you can expect temperatures in the low 70's to mid 90's Fahrenheit, (18 to 30 oC). For more information, visit our seasons page.

Packing for Your TripAnchor

Recommended for Everyone

  • Camera, Film & Batteries
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Sunscreen & Bug spray
  • Moisturizing Cream
  • Raincoat & Windbreaker
  • Jeans or comfortable pants
  • Shorts or Swim Suit (for the hot tub)
  • Warm Jacket & Sweater

Recommended for Fly Fishing:

  • Chest Waders
  • Felt Soled Boots
  • Wading Stick (optional)
  • Fly Rod - avg. 5/6 wt.
  • Dry Line, Fast Sinking Wet Line
  • Recommended flies (Back Page)
  • Lucky HatFly Vest (Floating for Safety)
  • Fly-Rod
    • Due to the diversity of the fly fishing opportunities on Chilko River, Chilko Lake, and Tsuniah Lake, a variety of Fly Fishing Gear is recommended. Overall a 9 to 9_ foot fly rod is the best choice. A # 6 or #5 weight is good for Chilko River and Tsuniah Lake, but a #6 or #7 weight is preferable for wet fly fishing on Chilko Lake. We keep extra rods & reels at the lodge.
  • Fly-Line and Leader
    • Double tapered Dry Lines with 9 ft.long 2X or 3X leaders are best for dry fly fishing on the Chilko River.For fishing the creek mouths on Chilko Lake you will need a very fast sinking line with 5 ft.2X leaders
  • Waders and Float Tubes
    • For wading the river we suggest neoprene or breathable chest waders. Shoes should have felt soles. Cleats are not necessary. We have float tubes and flippers available for our guests to use.
  • Flies
    • A list will be sent to you with your confirmation/invoice in the mail. If you need this list again or would like to talk about flies, just email or call us and we will help you out.

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