Brad's gear changes often as he tests and reviews numerous products as they're introduced to market. Here's what's currently being played with.
Current bow: PSE Dream Season DNA
Arrows: Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak, Carbon Express Maxima Red
Release: Scott wrist strap release, Trufire Hardcore 4 finger
Strings: America's Best
Sight: Truglo Archer's Choice Range Rover single pin
Rest: QAD Ultra Rest HDX, Octane Hostage Pro
Broadhead: Swhacker 100 gr
Stabilizer: Bee Stinger Pro Hunter 10" w/quick release
Wrist Sling: Apex Gear Attitude
Scopes: Zeiss, Kahles
Red dot: Truglo Gobble Stopper
Rifles: Thompson Center in .243, .270 and .300 Win Mag
Turkey gun: Mossburg Tactical Turkey 12 ga
Pistols: Glock models 22 and 23 (.40)
Camo pattern: Always Mossy Oak!
Hunting outer layers: Under Armour
Baselayers: Under Armour Coldgear
Mid-layers: Under Armour
Gloves: Under Armour
Head covering: Under Armour
Boots: Wolverine, Muck
Spinning/casting rods: Temple Fork Gary Loomis rods
Spinning/casting reels: Lew's
Fly rods: Temple Fork Mangrove Sticks
Fly reels: Tibor Everglades, Riptide and Gulfstream
Fly line: Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Bonefish & Sharkskin Magnum Tropic
Polarized eyewear: Ocean Waves
Shirts: Columbia Tamiami II, Under Armour
Deck shoes: Sperry
Few people can truly say that they were able to transform their lifelong passions into a career. That, however, is exactly what Brad was able to do.
"For as far back as I can remember, I've loved the outdoors. Doesn't matter if we're talking about hunting, fishing or any other aspect of it, I crave the opportunity to get out there," he said. "I can still remember that very first bass that I pulled out of the lake behind my parents' house. I was fishing with my Dad and couldn't have been more than 5 at the time. From that point on I was hooked far worse than that fish was that day and I haven't been able to shake the addiction since."
Many years after that fateful day with his father, he found himself diving into the retail side of the outdoors industry by opening The Charleston Angler, a fly-fishing and light tackle pro shop in Charleston, SC. After selling the business in 2000 he began to dabble in the world of outdoors media by writing the occasional article for various publications and soon found himself fully immersed in the craft.
"I can't say that I ever had any idea that I would be a writer but it makes sense considering I had the ultimate training for this line of work," he quipped.
You see, Brad grew up the son of an English teacher.
These days his words can be found regularly in magazines, on the internet, in his weekly outdoors column carried by numerous newspapers and even on your TV as he provides narrative dialogue and commentary for some of the most popular hunting programs on outdoors television.
When he's not in the woods, on the water or perched in front of a computer hammering away to meet a deadline, Brad ventures even deeper into the business side of it all by consulting for both outdoors related manufacturers and outfitters to help them improve their offerings for their customers and clients.
Besides some of the most well known hunting and fishing companies in existence, he has worked with outfitters from Alaska to Belize and throughout the Caribbean. He has served in an advisory or pro-staff capacity for such brands as Mercury Marine, Hells Bay Boatworks and Homewrecker Game Calls, among others. These days he's proud to be waving the flag of PSE Archery as a member of Team PSE.
When time allows, Brad enjoys crafting game calls out of his shop, attending Clemson University athletic events with his family and helping his 12 year old daughter, Maggie, get her "outdoors fix," whether with a fishing rod or her PSE Fever1 bow.