Here are some of the guides you might see at Newlands. We provide you with the option of requesting certain guides; or, conversely, to bar certain other guides that might not fit in. Being in a service business, we respect your choices and try to do what we can to make your experience meet your expectations. Maybe you will have something in common with and, therefore, desire to receive the services of one in particular:
Born in St. Louis. Son Will 27, daughter Kim 25. Spent 38 years managing heavy construction for site development. Have been fishing the White River since my early twenties. My goal is to make every customer happy that they chose Newlands because our goal is to make sure you have a memorable trip that will will have you visiting again.
Born '33; grew up in Marion County (around Crooked Creek) of North central Arkansas; one son, Lonnie; known for his coon dog jokes; a true gentleman of the river; "I just tried to act naturally, not putting on a show...never mistreating anybody. I've met a lot of wonderful people and have had a lot of fun...it's been a great life." Burl died in Jan'05.
Born 1960. Grew up and live in Pyatt Arkansas. Married, two girls.
Has done lots of pipe welding, carpenter work, and farming.
Philosophy on guiding - "...just have fun and catch fish, and enjoy time spent on the river." Watch Buzz "clean trout".
Born '40; grew up Peoria IL; son of coal miner and seamstress. Love my hometown...visit when I can; 2 children; Main profession is education; also part-time guide for 30 years; I truly enjoy being a fishing guide and always put the customer first; enjoy helping others to learn techniques of catching trout; have a competitive spirit, like most guides, and this is a benefit for out fishermen.
Jim Cockerel. Born 1956. Grew up around Calico Rock, Arkansas.
Worked in guiding, then telecommunications. Now back to guiding again so I can also take care of my mother in her old age.
I really enjoy guiding...taking people out and watching the joy they get in catching fish. And also meeting people from all over the US.
Born: Feb 1968; Grew up on "southside" of Chicago. I think it was '74 when my father brought his family down to the White River; some of my fondest childhood memories come from those summer vacations. The fishing was so good, he brought us down every year and eventually retired here. I moved to Flippin in May of 2001, after 15 years in the securities business...I realized I needed a change. Started guiding the river and never looked back. Fishing is a passion for me, and taking people fishing is the best job I've ever had. I've guided for Newlands starting in 2004, and it's always been a pleasure. I can "bait" fish with you, or maybe take you "fly" fishing which is my true love - either way you can be assured that "my obsession" is "you". Have a wonderful day.
Howdy, my name is Michael W. Simundic, but they call me Walking Eagle, lol. I started fishing on the waters in north central Arkansas in 1965. I grew up in the Chicago area. My grand parents on my side were form the boot heal of MO. Then they retierd here in Mt. Home. Spent a lot of summers here fishing the white and the north fork rivers. I had to go to Vietnam and lost a few years. Until I came home to the Ozarks. For the past 30 years I have loved to watch folks catch trout - might be a brown or rainbow. The best is to watch a child get a good one. The look in their eyes, the smile on their face. It is great. I try hard to show a good way to catch the best, we can get to bite. I now make fishing lures, to Help Disabled Veterans. THEY really do catch fish.
I'm fifty four years old, married to a wonderful woman Benicia. We have between us a total of 5 children 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I was raised in St. Louis and grew up fishing the Mississippi River in the Alton Lake area, Piasa Creek. I was a police officer for several years in both the U.S. Army as an M.P. and a patrol officer in the St. Louis City Police Department. I spent 20 years as a corporate sales trainer/supervisor and finally in 2004 relocated to Bull Shoals.
Born 1971. Grew up in Mountain Home Arkansas. Worked a lot in construction. I have a beautiful daughter (born 1991). I try to respect others fishing. It's all about the customers having a good time. Most everybody can catch fish. Some can catch big fish, but making sure the customers have a good time is the most important.
Born '39; Grew up in Illinois and Canada; Ten children 5/5; started guiding in Canada on Lake of the Woods; tries to get customers to relax and catch fish; I like to spin yarns and make everyone feel like family; everyone enjoys my company, and comes back for more. Slim (Bob Seidell) died on Aug 25, 2010.