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Real NameBrett Billings
LocationMartinsburg, West Virginia
Biography & ThoughtsOriginally from western Kentucky, started tying flies at age 11 in the middle of bass and catfish country. Was considered a bit odd. Eventually studied salmon flies under Ken Sylvia in Fairbanks, AK...Kim Rassmussen of Denmark and a few others. Worked for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife 1993-2004 as producer of TV show Kentucky Afield. Did master's of biology research on "An Aquatic Insect Bioassessment of the Cumberland River Tailwater in Southcentral Kentucky," completed in 2004 (Eastern Kentucky University). Working on Cumberland Tailwater fishing guide in spare time. Currently employed with US Fish and Wildlife in Shepherdstown, West Virginia doing National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Videos. Enjoy fishing the Potomac for smallmouth, trips to Alaska for salmon and Halibut with my wife, Shelly.
Forum SignatureBrett Billings
long-time tyer and amateur entomologist

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Latest Posts By BrettB

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Great Autumn Brown Sedges on Potomac River
In the Caddisfly Genus Pycnopsyche by BrettB
3Oct 3, 2008
by GONZO
Potomac White Fly Hatch - in progress
In the Mayfly Genus Ephoron by BrettB
1Sep 17, 2008
by GONZO
Re: fast action rods Featured Topic
In Gear Talk by LittleJ
38Mar 1, 2008
by Sayfu
Re: Favorite Hooks
In Fly Tying by Martinlf
14Mar 1, 2008
by Martinlf
Re: Overton's Wonder Wax or sub?
In Fly Tying by BrettB
25Feb 8, 2008
by Troutguide
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