The staff

Paul Ostiguy, associate manager
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Paul Ostiguy is the heart and soul of McKenzie River Lodge. He likes to share his passion for fly fishing and the secrets of the McKenzie with his clients. He fell in love with Labrador, and the outfitter has become a world class destination under his direction.

Simon Sylvestre, guide
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A globetrotter, he lives out his passion for fishing all year long. Like Andrew, he joined the McKenzie River Lodge team in 2015. His enthusiasm, cheerfulness and knowledge of the water make him an invaluable companion to our guests.

Burt Gillis, guide
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An outstanding guide and fly-tyer, he shares his knowledge of the area with you in your quest for trophy fish. Each day, he updates a notebook on fishing conditions and results, which will go into a book about fishing on the McKenzie river.

Jean-Philip Desjardins, head guide
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The modern woodsman! Jean-Philip is an extremely cultured young man, passionate about entomology, who joined our team 3 years ago. His sense of observation, his ability to adapt to different fishermen and his kindness make him a very appreciated guide. He is Head guide at Mckenzie River Lodge for his human qualities and communicative happiness

Pat Bazinet, guide
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Pat is a man with a solid experience of fly fishing acquired over the years. Pre-eminent fly tyer and versatile fisherman, he adapts the choice of flies and techniques to the different situations encountered on the river.

Étienne Marier, Guide
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Passionate about fishing since a young age, Étienne is always looking to increase his knowledge and find new techniques. In addition to having mastered several casting styles, he is armed with resourcefulness, optimism and a good sense of humor. He will surely know how to make your stay at Mckenzie River Lodge an unforgettable one.