Fishing gear Done Right.

Pre Trip Information
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Essential fishing tackle information.

Enjoy a worry-free fishing experience at Kasba Lake Lodge! We provide complimentary custom-selected rods and reels for all trophy species, so you can leave your gear at home. Our remote lodge offers world-class fishing with plenty of true fish tales to share. We equip you with the right tackle for Lake Trout, Grayling, and Northern Pike, ensuring your Canada fishing vacation is unforgettable. Purchase lines, lures, flies, and leaders at the lodge for added convenience. Our barbless hooks policy, including Single Barbless hooks for Northern Pike, keeps fishing ethical and exciting. Our guides are equipped to swiftly change hooks when needed.

Casting Jigging and Trolling

  • 6½ – 7′ medium action spinning outfit
  • Original Rat-L-TrapTM (accept no substitutes)
  • Blue Fox PixeeTM spoons (¼oz. 1¾”, 7/8 oz. 2½”, Nickel/Fluorescent Orange)
  • Round lead-head jigs, ¼ oz and 3/8 oz., with single-tail twisters (yellow, florescent green) and rubber minnow-imitation shad bodies (natural silver or pearl)
  • Len Thompson #2 spoons (five-o-diamonds, red & white, black & white)
  • 2 oz. buck tail jigs
  • 2″ – 3″ crank baits, floating and diving
  • Trophy Lake Trout
  • 8′-9′ medium-heavy casting rod
  • Casting reel (Abu Garcia AmbassadeurTM -type 5000 to 6500 series)
  • 30 lb. test monofilament or 20-30 lb braided fishing line

Northern Pike

  • 6½ – 7′ medium action spinning or bait casting outfit
  • 15 – 20 lb. test braided line
  • Quality 10″ titanium leaders or 40lb fluorocarbon leaders
  • A good selection of weed-less spoons (Johnson Silver MinnowTM are most effective)
  • Len Thompson #2 spoons (five-o-diamonds)
  • Soft plastic swim baits and jerk shads
  • Top-water baits. Silver, yellow and other bright colours work best.

Trophy Lake Trout

  • Large-sized T-60 FlatfishTM, (Coho blue/silver, chartreuse, pearl, yellow and other bright colors)
  • Eppinger Husky JuniorTM and Husky DevilTM spoons
  • Len Thompson #4 spoons (Five-o-diamonds, silver, copper/gold, black & white, red & white)
  • Half-WaveTM spoons (4-1/2″ gold/red and white, nickel/red and white)
  • 2 oz. buck tail jigs for jigging


  • 5′ – 7′ light or ultra-light spinning rod (a longer rod will help to control the line while fishing the rivers)
  • 6 lb. test monofilament line
  • 1/32 – 1/4 oz. tube-type jigs & traditional round-head single tail jigs (unpainted and painted lead heads. Bring both natural browns and olives as well as a few bright whites, yellows and greens for bodies)
  • MeppsTM-type spinners (silver/natural, 1/8 oz., 1/6 oz., 1/4 oz.)


Fly fishing equipment.

Choosing Kasba for your next Canadian Fly Fishing adventure? Make sure you are full prepared with our comprehensive list of species-specific fly-fishing gear! Don’t have the right gear at home? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a full suite of complimentary Orvis rod and reel combos available at the lodge!

Fly Fishing – Northern Pike

We recommend using an 8-wt or 9-wt. 9′ rod with both floating WF and WF rapid sink tip lines with 20 – 30 lb. test backing (the same outfit may be used for Trout and Northern). Use a 14 – 18 lb. test tapered leader/tippet, and wire leaders are essential. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight-an 8-wt. rod uses a 9-wt. line.

Pike fishing flies: Big hair bugs like the Dahlberg Diver and Whitlock Mouserat, Large streamers, Large poppers, We recommend weed guards on your flies. Wire leader material is essential.

Fly Fishing – Lake Trout

We suggest using a 7-wt. or 8-wt. fly rod, two spools of line, one with fast sink tip or sinking line and the other with floating, enabling you to cover the water column. Lines should have 20 – 30 lb. test backing. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight-an 8-wt. rod uses a 9-wt. line.

Trout fishing flies: Large streamers, Surface flies such as Lefty’s Deceiver, Poppers, Tarpon flies, Red/white, blue/white and silver work well, 1/0 hooks are recommended.

Fly Fishing – Arctic Grayling

For Arctic Grayling, we recommend an 8.5′ or 9′ 5-wt. or 6-wt. rod with both floating and moderate sink – tip lines, with 4x-6x knot-less tapered leaders/tippet. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight – a 5-wt. rod uses a 6-wt. line.

Wet flies: Nymphs, Various Bead Head Caddis, Wooly Worm, Hare’s Ears, Stonefly nymphs

Dries: Elk Wing Caddis, Adams, Blue Dun, Mosquito, Royal Coachman, Browns, blacks, tans and olives, size 10, 12, 14

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Terrific fishing at a very well run lodge. Great people and a great experience. My 4th time visiting Kasba. Superb accommodations and meals. Great equipment and guides. Pike, grayling and lake trout on a magnificent lake.


I have been to Kasba 10 times and every trip seems like it is the best one. The fishing is always great but what separates Kasba from other lodges is the passion of the guides. The Hill family has established a great culture with their guides that is awesome.


Staff were great and guides were great, food was great, shore lunches were great, but the fishing was incredible! I’ve been to more expensive fishing lodges but never caught anywhere near as many fish and many large fish, Pike, Lake Trout, and Artic Greyling.

Carter Boys
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