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Tsylos Park Lodge, BC

Your Adventure Begins on the Flight to Tsylos...You've just gotten onto a chartered plane. As the plane takes off from Vancouver, your view changes from sky scrapers, and manmade landscapes and turns to the stunning beauty of nature - a world of blue skis, snow-capped peaks, canopies of untouched forests, and glaciers that have carved out valleys over millions of years. Your eyes get to feast on hidden mountain lakes, glistening in the sun like hidden jewels.
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Tsylos Park Lodge, BC
Review 1 for Tsylos Park Lodge, BC
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An Amazing Week,
July 26, 2014
By: FlyGal29
from Oakland Township, MI
"My friend and I just returned from an incredible week at Tsylos in early July. From the moment we arrived until the time we left, Karen McLean and her staff rolled out the red carpet to make our stay an amazing one. The friendliness and warm hospitality of the entire staff made us feel like guests in their home. They truly know how to make each visitor feel welcome and special.
The fishing on the Chilko River was amazing, not to mention the scenery. We fished mostly dry flies and each caught an average of 10+ rainbow trout per day, several approaching 24 inches. Our guides (Josh, Pat, and Jack) had a passion for fly-fishing and were very knowledgeable about the prime spots to fish, the current hatch, and the best flies to use. My friend and I were interested in improving our casting techniques and all three guides were great coaches who gave us helpful tips and feedback – we all agreed that our casting had really improved by the end of the week! The scenery on the river was stunning – as we floated along the crystal clear waters of the Chilko, surrounded by majestic pines and beautiful snow-capped mountains, I had to pinch myself to make sure I was really there!
As if the great fishing wasn’t enough, we had the added thrill on several occasions of seeing grizzly bears feeding along the river bank as we were en route to our next fishing spot. We were able to watch and photograph them at close distance from the boat until they ran off into the brush – what an amazing sight!
The lodge itself was warm and cozy and the perfect gathering place for meals and activities. Breakfast and dinner were served family-style around a long table, where guests and staff shared stories about the day’s adventures. The food was fresh and delicious, prepared with a smile by Lauren, the lodge’s full-time cook. After dinner, we gathered in the lodge on several occasions to play games by the crackling fire with other guests and staff.
For those who want to experience some of the other activities available at Tsylos, we found that horseback riding was a great option. The lodge wranglers (Dave and Teresa) were more than willing to tailor the destination and duration of our ride to match our interests. Dave led my friend and I on a half-day ride to the top of a nearby mountain, where we stopped to enjoy lunch and a stunning view of the Chilko River. While it was hard to pull ourselves away from fishing for a day, we thoroughly enjoyed the responsive horses, Dave’s entertaining stories, and the amazing views that we wouldn’t have seen any other way!
I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience at Tsylos – I would highly recommend a week here to anyone who is interested in great fly-fishing, stunning mountain scenery, wildlife viewing, and over-the-top hospitality!"
Review 2 for Tsylos Park Lodge, BC
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Long summer days of delight,
July 16, 2014
By: bill450
from Bainbridge Island, WA
"The flight at 11,000 feet right over the heart of the BC Cascades set the mood for a splendid week - awesome. Then the giggles begin when a large 'bow smashes your dry fly, and about 25 more times that day. The guides are great fishermen. The cooking is way beyond your traditional BC fare, No biting bugs. You'll love the horses around camp. Wish I knew how to send a photo."
Review 3 for Tsylos Park Lodge, BC
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great experience,
July 13, 2014
By: Gauttim
"Just came back from a wonderful week at Tsylos. Beautiful and prolific water. Outstanding wildlife- griz, deer, moose, eagles every day. Staff was super and food was 1st class.
Coming back!
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Review 4 for Tsylos Park Lodge, BC
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tsylos Park Lodge,
July 13, 2014
By: 4flyfishing
"Five stars are inadequate to describe a week at this lodge. Beautiful log housing, great beds and every meal a treat!! I caught and released over 15 fish a day all on dry flies. In the morning a may fly imitation produced a occasional take, but promptly as it warmed we switched to stone fly patterns. Stimulators, salmon flies and especially Chernobyl patterns were most productive. And what fish! More than half my fish were 18 inches and daily a few reached 21 inches. They behave like steelhead with jumps and runs. In order to speed release we used 10 lob tippet material so fish could be rapidly netted and released. Any serious fly fisherman with love this place.
An added treat is a trip up the glacier fed Chilko lake with its azure water and large bull trout, and fabulous mountain views.
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