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About Me





My name is Greg Williams.  I'm the owner and operator of Cumberland Bottom Ticklers, LLC.  I started fishing when I was very young.  It wasn't until after high school that I caught the fly fishing bug and I've not looked back.

After high school, I joined the army (10th Mtn Div, 1/87 Inf).  On my military travels I fly fished everywhere from the Adirondacks in upstate New York to the Little Red and White Rivers in Arkansas. I moved to Lexington, Kentucky after military service and took a job that again placed me on the road. During my travels over the next 6 years, I was able to hone my fly fishing skills in Japan, Green River (UT), Crows Nest River (Canada), Little Red and White Rivers (AR), a great number of small streams in Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, and too many streams to count in the Smoky Mountains.  High stick nymphing a small stream is still one of my favorite ways to use a fly rod.

I was introduced to the Cumberland River once my travels quieted and for the past 24 years, I've cut my teeth on Cumberland River trout. I started Cumberland Bottom Ticklers in 2013 and have professionally guided fly anglers in Tennessee and Kentucky.  I'm married to a beautiful and terribly smart woman named Jessica and have two amazing daughters Elizabeth (14) and Amelia (16) who keep me on my toes along with our crazy dog Rascal Lee.  I reside in Versailles, KY and work as a Sr. Project Manager with an amazingly talented group of people who know everything about digital aerial photography and airborne laser systems.   I'm a certified USCG six-pack near coastal captains license holder, am fully insured, and also certified in adult and pediatric first aid.  I'm typically available anytime to talk trout, so give me a call, shoot a text, or send an e-mail and let's talk about your next trip on the Cumberland!

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