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Trophy life: fishing Tincup Wilderness Lodge

May 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

Fly-fishing on Tincup Lake

The Yukon is riddled with lonesome rivers and alpine lakes that rarely, if ever, see lures. Spin casting for lake trout, whitefish, and northern pike is reason enough to pack the rods, but the big draw is fly-fishing for arctic grayling. Almost any body of water will produce a trophy, but Tincup Lake, situated in southern Yukon's remote Ruby Range, is one of the best, and, handily, the Tincup Wilderness Lodge, with room for ten guests, occupies its shoreline. A 90-minute floatplane flight in from Whitehorse, it's the only lodge on the eight-mile-long lake. Even novice fly-fishermen can catch (and release) a half-dozen of the acrobatic fish in an hour. The fully equipped, duplex cedar cabins, not to mention the gourmet food, lakeside hot tub, and fire-heated sauna, were good enough for Martha Stewart, who visited in 2000.
THE LODGE One-week all-inclusive stays at Tincup Wilderness Lodge (604-762-0382,, including floatplane fare, a guide, and all meals, start at $2,895 per person.

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