Experience One of the Best Fly Fishing Destinations in the World, the Beautiful Chilko River in British Columbia, Canada
Professional and Friendly Guides, Relax, Your Fly Fishing Guide Has it Covered.
Tsylos offers excellent river guides who ensure your fly fishing trip is the best it can be. Our guides are experienced and passionate about river fly fishing. They are not only avid fly fishers, but great people to spend the day out on the water with. They take care of the details, so you get to relax and enjoy the fly fishing. You’ll get:
A Guide For Each Two Anglers
Your guide can you expert tips for the right flies, knots, fish behaviors, and casting instructions so if you are not a pro, you can fish like one, if you are a pro; you are going to love the river.
Your guide pays attention to detail, they keep a handy selection of “hot flies” on board, tasty treats and drinks, as well as taking care to place you in the best position on the river, for a perfect day. You can relax and enjoy the day.
You Can Choose A Variety of Fly Fishing Experiences:
You can wade all the different pools and ledges with your guide moving you from shelf to shelf.
You can drift fish from our flat-bottom jet sleds. Float the river targeting the shelves that hold our big Rainbows. Once at the end of your drift, the jet motor is used to move upstream for another drift.
Experience the drift boat trip as it floats 22 km’s down the Chilko River. This is a beautiful trip to experience the lower end of the river in faster waters. We float the river, stop, wade, and float to the next spot.
On a hot day a float tube on the river is a nice way to spend the day. With full guide support you stop at all the shelves and really work those drop-offs. Head up Chilko Lake on the Double LL, fly fish knee deep in clean blue waters, lunch on a pristine beach, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and no one for miles.
Recommended Fly Fishing Gear to Bring
We keep quality Orvis fly rods and reels at the lodge for your complimentary use in case you need a backup rod. We also have extra waders and boots, but be sure to request this prior to the trip to make sure we have the right size for you.
For the Chilko River, we recommend a 5-6 weight rod with a good reel, floating line with 100 yards of backing. For Chilko Lake, we recommend a 6-8 weight rod with a 25 foot, type 6-8 sink tip or a full fast sink line. We will send you a detailed list of recommended flies once you’ve reserved your fly fishing trip.
Remember to bring a selection of leaders from 2X - 4X with plenty of tippet material, waders, sunglasses, camera, gloves, rain jacket, a hat and warm clothes, and plenty of sunscreen.
The Chilko Fly Shop
We keep a well-stocked fly shop at the lodge with wet and dry flies, leaders, tippet, floatant, hats, fleece jackets and vests, fly fish shirts, t-shirts, and stuff.