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.

Pierrot Bernier

Pierrot 3

Pierrot is the newest addition to the Nicholas Dean guide team and comes with a rather impressive resume. Born and raised in the Skeena region, Pierrot has been fishing since he was 10 years old, when he landed his first Chinook salmon, has been fly fishing since he was 13, and has guided for the last 8 seasons. A dedicated and passionate guide, Pierrot is an excellent casting instructor who excels at reading water, knowing where the fish are, and working with guests on the water. His strong customer-first work ethic makes him a natural complement to our Nicholas Dean team.