Nicholas Dean Lodge

Guide Profiles

Dustin Kovacvich – Manager and Guide

Dusting Kovacvich, Fishing Guide

Dustin is a well-rounded fisherman experienced in freshwater, saltwater, and estuary salmon and trout fishing with all methods of gear, equipment, and tackle. Dustin has exceptional skills in guiding steelhead, and salmon fly fishermen.

  • 24 years fishing 16 years fly fishing 14 years fly tying
  • 4 years Commercial fly tying and custom multi-tip sink tip manufacture and design
  • 8 years doing reconnaissance and engineering work for forestry on the rugged North Coast of BC
  • Hosted a local outdoor show
  • A lifetime of experience as an outdoorsman hunting, camping, backpacking, running rivers, and exploring the Fjords of Northwestern BC

Sky Richard – Head Guide

Fishing Guide Sky Richard

Sky is one of the most dedicated and skilful fly fisherman you will ever encounter. He is extremely talented at helping his guests rise steelhead to the dry fly, and fly fishing the Skeena River and tributaries for all five species of salmon, steelhead and trout. Sky is also an excellent spoon, and jig fisherman.

  • 20 years fishing the Skeena Region (grew up on the banks of the Skeena River)
  • Imaginative fly designer and tier
  • Experienced and very fit outdoorsman

Scott Young






Scott is a well respected guide from the Terrace region who brings a wealth of experience to the team. He is an excellent caster, knows how to read water exceptionally well and is an all around fish magnet. Scott also has great communication skills and patience, and focuses on providing outstanding customer service, which makes him a real asset.

Kaid Teubert


Kaid is a young, highly enthusiastic guide who has been in the guided fishing industry for over 8 years.  A natural when it comes to reading water and knowing where fish live, Kaid is also an excellent teacher when it comes to spey and single handed casting and can convert even new beginners into fishing machines in a short period of time.  He brings a great deal of hard work, focus and the highest of customer service to his job, which makes him a great asset to the Nicholas Dean team.

Andrew Blix

Fishing Guide Andrew Blix

Andrew has a lifetime of experience working and recreating in the outdoors of Northwestern British Columbia. He is an accomplished fly and conventional fisherman and has extensive experience running and fishing the remote coastal rivers and areas many fjords. He is also the owner/operator of a small Forestry and Outdoor Recreation Consulting firm. Andrew brings a wide range of knowledge regarding the Skeena Regions plants, animals, and geography.

  • 35 years of recreating and working in Northwestern BC
  • Highly experienced fly and conventional angler
  • Vast amounts of experience in BC’s remote northcoast waters

Jeff Langley

Jeff Langley Fishing Guide

Jeff is a long time resident of Terrace and a highly skilled fly fishing and conventional fishing angler. His calm, pleasant nature, attention to detail, and an intimate knowledge of the ecology of northwest BC – which of course include many remote pools and rivers that hold Steelhead and Salmon – make him a great asset to Nicholas Dean Lodge.