Let me tell you.... Bill Ladd has been treasure hunting since he was 6 years old digging bottle dumps with his dad. By age 9, Bill was metal detecting with his granddads Whites 4DB (for those who do not know that detector came out around 1975) and there was no looking back then. Bill was obsessed with metal detecting (like we all are…lol). Bill had a very nice place to sharpen his treasure hunting and metal detecting skills because he lived on an 1820 plantation in South Carolina (so basically he lived on a prime metal detecting spot that we would love to be lucky enough to just get permission to hunt). By age 13, Bill had moved up from his granddads detector and got his fist metal detector that he could call his own and shortly after that he had dug a rare British belt plate & 2 slave tags that appeared on Antiques Roadshow! Bill got so good at metal detecting he began field testing for Fisher Labs and appearing in several of their ads and writing for Western & Eastern Treasures magazine. His videos on YouTube with Howard Hewitt have over a million hits! http://www.youtube.com/SHNewEngland . Bill and Howard now star in the Travel Channel show, "Dig Fellas" which you can see Sept 4. You can also keep up with Bill on his FB page too https://www.facebook.com/bill.ladd.7 . I have to say Bill Ladd is a great guy and a friend of Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors, so we highly recommend that you check him out on Dig Fellas on Sep. 4. Also do not forget to check out some of Bills best find pics below and one his favorite videos! Vote for Bill at the top right of the page to win our Treasure Hunter of the Year Award and always remember Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors has the best deals on metal detecting and treasure hunting equipment.