Cumberland Drifters-Cumberland River, Kentucky
Chances are if you've ever fished, or even heard of the Cumberland River then the name Cumberland Drifters or perhaps, Brandon Wade, rings a bell. Lets start this weeks post, by giving a little information about Brandon.
Brandon, a Russell County native, graduated Russell County High School in the class of 94, and Later the University of Kentucky in 2002 with a major in Mathematics. He currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with Wife Julie also of Russell Springs, and their two beautiful daughters. It is however simple math, or none at all, the passion Brandon has for fishing. He learned the river, the old fashioned way, by simply getting out there, and has had the opportunity to be featured in many outdoor publications, and even on national television. It is fact, that Brandon did indeed, grow up on the banks of the river, and has fished every season, and circumstance imaginable since. If your pursuing experience, or simply information, In my honest opinion, Brandon is the guy to get with. He knows when and when not to fish the river, also the where, and the what to use. And honestly, they catch a lot of fish. And some big ones too!!!
|Brandon takes pride in rowing a wooden drift boat, constructed by himself.|
Besides offering years of experience, and knowledge, Brandon also offers one of the finest shore lunches, East of the Mississippi. Actually, it is not opinion, it is fact that no one else, offers a Better lunch. We can't however give all of the credit to Brandon. Wife Julie, plays the larger part in preparing those shore lunches, just don't let him know we told you ;)
I honestly, do not know what more to say, other than Brandon has treated me more than gracious. He has extended out many helping hands, and has done his best to welcome me. Hes a class act guy who knows the river. He will treat you with respect, give you a safe, and awesome time. Not to mention those awesome shore lunches!
Favorite Rod Brand: G-Loomis
Favorite Fly/Hatch: Not sure on this one. But I know he loves to fish nymphs, midges, and streamers. He has a box for every food source that the trout of the Cumberland eat.
Hobbies: Spending time with his family, and fishing.
Interests: Family. Fishing. Tying flies. Teaching fly fishing, fly casting, and conservation.
So why does Brandon deserve our spot as guide of the week? Ill let this picture answer that question.
Hes a family man, and in our opinion, A class act.
A good citizen.
A loving husband.
A good father.
A great fisherman.
Down to earth Guy.
Be sure to check out Brandons Website. Give him a call, shoot him an email, or look them up on facebook. Hes a class act guy, that has room aboard his vessell, and the time of day for everybody.