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My name is Greg Williams. I grew up in Western Kentucky and it's there that my fishing story begins.   Like most kids, I have great childhood memories of tag along fishing trips with my dad, uncles and my brother. However my fishing interests really began as my dad started taking my brother, sister and I along on fishing trips to Reelfoot Lake in Southwest Tennessee where he grew up fishing.  Reelfoot was a super cool place and I was fascinated with Reelfoot cypress knobs, lily pads, snakes all over the place, and slab bluegill and crappie that fought like sharks when hooked.  I still love to fish there.  After a while, our trips started to include Barkley and Kentucky lakes famed for their large mouth bass and from that time on a rod was always in my hand.


After high school, I joined the military.  I was able to do a lot of high speed things and traveled a lot.  On my travels I encountered a wide variety of fishing situations from the Adirondacks in upstate New York to the Little Red and White Rivers in Arkansas. I moved to Lexington, Kentucky, not long after military service and took a job that placed me on the road quite a bit. During my travels over the next 6 years, I was able to fish several times 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 sticking 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. For the past 18 years, I've cut my teeth on Cumberland River trout. I've fished with tons of friends and family on the Cumberland figuring out trout behavior, habits, and generation schedules. I grew tired of being asked to guide, so here I am. I'm married to a beautiful and terribly smart woman named Jessica and have two amazing daughters Elizabeth (10) and Amelia (12) who keep me on my toes along with our dog Rascal Lee.  I reside in Lexington, KY and for the past 20 years have worked with an amazingly talented group of people who know everything about digital aerial photography and airborne laser systems.   I'm typically available anytime to talk trout, so give me a call, shoot a text or send an e-mail and lets talk about your next trip on the Cumberland!

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