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Before You Leave Home

What To Bring

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 20:53

Packing for Your Trip

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


River 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.


Lodge Riding

  • Riding Gloves
  • Two pairs of riding pants or jeans
  • Riding boots
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Water bottle
  • Riding chaps
  • Rain suit – Pants and Jacket


Mountain Pack Trip

  • Bio-degradable soap, shampoo & toothpaste
  • Sleeping bag ( extra warm)
  • Light long underwear
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Rubber riding boots for wet ground and rain
  • Riding Boots
  • Rain suit – pants and jacket
  • Pocket knife & flashlight
  • Extra camera film
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Riding Chaps (we also supply)
  • 1 Water Bottle