Fly Fishing Trips

Your Fly Fishing Trip

Your Fly Fishing Trip

Chilko River

Chilko River

Fly Fishing Guides & Equipment

GUIDES & EQUIPMENT

Fly Fishing Agling Policy

ANGLING POLICY

Fly Fishing Rates and Dates

FLY FISHING RATES & DATES

7 Night Fully Guided River Fly Fishing Package Rates and Dates

Have you traveled the globe looking for the best dry fly fishing trips? Just a one and half hour charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, the McLean’s Tsylos Park Lodge offers you the best river dry fly fishing for wild rainbow trout. All surrounded by the beauty of the unspoiled Canadian Wilderness. Our guests have been on guided trips all over the world; New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Alaska, Montana, they tell us Chilko River is the gem of them all. 

2023 Fly Fishing Season & Dates

June

July

August

September

July 30- August 6, 2023

June

  • June 25-July 2, 2023

July

August

September

2023 FLY FISHING RATE

Seven Night Fly Fishing Package Sunday to Sunday US $5995.00 per person plus taxes

  • Prices based on double occupancy.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Flight Vancouver to Tsylos return (charter aircraft)
  • 7 nights’ accommodations based on dbl occupancy.
  • 6 ½ days fly fishing
  • All meals, wine with dinner
  • One guide for each two anglers
  • Lake trip and drift boat trip (weather and river conditions dependent)
  • Canoes and kayaks available, horseback riding can be arranged with prior notice.

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • GST Tax 2.5% non-Canadians (5% Canadians)
  • Room & MRDT tax equal to $ 77 per week per person
  • Fishing licenses ($200 per week per person)
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Gratuities
  • Personal fly fishing gear, rod, waders, boots, ( we have extra rods, boots if you need gear, please check in with us to ensure we have your size)

RESERVATIONS

To reserve space a 50% deposit of the total trip price is due at the time of reservation. The balance is due 60 days in advance of the trip. The deposit can be made by Visa, MasterCard, US cheque or US Wire Transfer.

TRAVEL AND TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE

We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. As both the deposit and final balance are non-refundable if you have to cancel your trip regardless of reason.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

ADDRESS: Air Elite Building, 5360 Airport Road South, Richmond BC

VANCOUVER TO TSYLOS CHECK IN: 8:50 AM, plane starts loading at 9:00 am, DEPARTURE: 9:30 AM

TSYLOS TO VANCOUVER DEPARTS LODGE 8:30 AM arrives in Vancouver by noon(weather dependent). Please do not make connecting flights out of Vancouver to home until after 3:30 pm. This allows for delays due to weather conditions as well as enough time to transfer between airports and clear customs.

LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS:

Passengers can have 40 lbs. maximum luggage weight per person in soft luggage please.

VEHICLE TRANSFERS BETWEEN AIRPORT AND LODGE

There is a 1.5 hour vehicle transfer between airport and lodge. We will  arrive in time for lunch. Occasionally an alternate airport is needed due to situations outside of our control and then transfers may take longer.

ITEMS TO BRING FOR YOUR FLY FISHING TRIP

Our weather can be hot, cold, or wet, appropriate attire suitable to the great outdoors and changing weather conditions is a must. Dressing in layers that you can add on or take off is best. So here are a few items to help ensure you have a great trip.

AROUND THE LODGE

Camera, batteries, flashlight, sun screen, bug juice, swim suit for Jacuzzi, comfortable clothing and footwear for around the lodge, fleece jacket or sweater for cool to cold evenings, toiletries, and special medications.

FLY FISHING EQUIPMENT

Chest waders, rubber soled wading boots, fly rod 5/6 wt. for the river, 6/7 wt. for the lake, dry line, fast sinking tip line, tippet and leaders 2x,3x, polarized sunglasses, fly vest, hip pack, and a lucky fly hat.

BARBLESS FLIES TO BRING

DRY FLIES – The staple patterns on the Chilko River include the orange bodied Stimulator, Sofa Pillow, Designated Hitter (sizes #2 – #8) and the Chernobyl ant (sizes #2 – #6). Other dry flies include the Carpenter Ant, Green and Brown sedge, Grey Wulff, Royal Wulff, Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Shadow May Fly in sizes from #8 to #14, the Royal Coachman is also used in sizes #6 – #8.

WET FLIES-Black and olive Wooley Buggers, White Rabbit Leech patterns, Matukas, Muddler minnows, clousers, and Polar Bear Streamers are used. Stone Fly Nymphs, Hares Ears, and egg patterns are also effective dead drifted.

MINI FLY SHOP & EXTRA BACKUP GEAR

We have a small fly shop at Tsylos where we keep extra flies, leaders, tippets, and a variety of both wet and dry flies. We also keep in stock extra fly rods and reels, in case you should break your fly rod, as well as felt soled wading boots. If you require boots, please check in with us prior to the trip to make sure we have the correct size for you.

PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE

We do have NRS Fly fishing vests at the lodge for you to use. We do require you to wear one on both the lake trip and the drift boat trip. We would prefer you wear them while fishing at all times, but this is your personal choice.

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