Born in Somerset and raised in Russell County, Brandon has been fishing the streams and lakes of Kentucky his whole life. Even though he spent most of his younger years living on the shores of Lake Cumberland, Brandon’s true love has always been the Cumberland River. “It didn’t take me long to find out that big boats, big crowds, and jet skis weren’t my cup of tea. I like peace and quiet and on the Cumberland River that’s what I get.” Brandon has taken his love of fly fishing to places all over. He has fished from Ascension Bay, Mexico all the way to the steelhead tributaries of Lake Erie. But if you ask him where his favorite water flows, it’s down the Cumberland River.

Brandon’s “real job” is serving Fayette County Public Schools as a Local Area Network technician. He lives in Lexington with his wife Julie and two daughters Ava, and Rachel. If you’ve taken a trip with Brandon, you’ve probably sampled some of Julie’s handy work in the kitchen. Her shore lunches are something to behold.