Meet Our Guides
Bill Bernhardt is our head guide and has fished in NH most of his life. As well as guiding the Connecticut River from Pittsburg to Stratford, Bill is our expert on the Androscoggin River. Bill has guided in Chile and North Conway NH. He has fished the American West, New England, and the rivers by the Great Lakes. Bill is a patient casting instructor. He designs many of the flies sold in our shop. Bill lives year round in Pittsburg with his wife, Emily, and their two boys.
A New Hampshire native, Greg could be found fishing the Connecticut Lakes Region as soon as he began walking, learning the water by his father’s side. He is as much at ease putting a seasoned sport onto a wiley brown using a #20 sulphur emerger as he is teaching a newcomer how to fool an eager brook trout. Greg loves sharing his passion for fly fishing with anglers of all levels.
Our experienced upland hunting guide, Dave Trahan, owns On Point Kennel. Selling premium quality, versatile dog training equipment, Dave also breeds and trains hunting dogs. He works dogs every day using the equipment they sell. Briar Déjà and Fanny all Deutsch Kurzhaar-German Shorthaired Pointers have completed the entire necessary test required for breeding in the German regulation. All dogs are tested in the NAVHDA test system. Together they hunt in New England and the Mid-West United States. As member of NAVHDA and NADKC North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club they support testing and breeding regulations. Dave has been a NH guide for several years working with Lopstick to provide you a hunt of a lifetime.
Sean Searles has been hunting and fishing since he was five years old. Sean hunts through all of the north east and the mid west. His goal is to hunt as many native, wild upland species in the US with his own dogs as possible. He has been upland bird hunting in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine for well over 12 years with extensive experience on pheasant preserve hunting, grouse and woodcock in the Great North Woods. Together with his two German Shorthair Pointers, Moonshine and Schultz, Sean has been guiding in Vermont for three years and now in New Hampshire. Sean also has a passion for puddle duck hunting remote ponds and marshes in the back woods with small spreads and fast action.