The Best In Trout Fly Fishing
Our Rainbow Trout are all native to this system and as a result are vibrant, healthy and amazing fighting fish. It’s not uncommon to be taken into your backing and to see your fish torpedo across the surface of the water, cartwheel, jump repeatedly and to snap you off in an explosion of color and heart stopping action.
These stunning Rainbows grow to extraordinary sizes due to the large late summer runs of Sockeye and Chinook salmon, the spring smolt escapement from the lake and the never ending summertime insect hatches make for healthy rainbow trout (see our hatch guide). Be under no illusions that you will encounter wild ‘bows over 20 inches and perhaps that fish of your dreams in the high twenty inch range!
Bull Trout are built for predation and here at Tsylos Park Lodge we target these apex predators both on the Lake and in the Chilko River. They grow to trophy sizes and are often seen hammering shoals of bait fish on the lake and will even chase down hooked rainbows to the boat. They offer exciting sub-surface action and it’s not uncommon to see Bulls of over 10lbs.
If you’ve never experienced fly in Canada fishing trips, make your first one memorable by booking it with Tsylos Lodge. The beauty of the Chilko area is indescribable - we’ve shared some pictures below in hopes of capturing just a fraction of the tranquil beauty – but you really need to experience it for yourself.