Andy Turbyfill

Cost For My Service

I have a $25.00 call out fee to help cover fuel cost, and my service is on a reward basis. This means you pay what you think it was worth to find your lost item. If I cannot find your item then no fee will be expected but the call out fee.

Search Types

Lost rings, jewelry, and keys. Lost family heirlooms, estate searches, and any lost metallic valuables. I search yards, parks, old home sites, athletic fields, gardens etc... If the search is on private property, then you must obtain permission beforehand. If the search is on national or state park grounds, metal detecting there is prohibited, but the park services are usually understanding about this and will typically grant permission when asked beforehand. I can search shallow water in Lakes & Rivers up to 4 feet deep.

Search Locations

Bryson City, NC and surrounding areas.

Andy Turbyfill's Bio

I’ve lived in Western North Carolina for the past 30 years. My wife and I have been married for 25 years and we have two children in college, one of them soon to be married. I have been seriously detecting for over 3 years and enjoy the hobby very much. I have helped find jewelry for my friends and family and I decided to join Ring Finders so I could help others recover their valuables and memories.

Andy Turbyfill - Recent Blog Posts

  • Gas Station Ring Recovery (2016)

    Had a call from a lady who found me on The Ring Finders.  She had lost her wedding rings at a local gas station and I new right away that this might be a hard one.  With cars coming in and out, you never know where a ring might wind up.  She had managed to […]

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  • Ring Lost While Kayaking – RECOVERED (2016)

    A gentleman contacted me on about a lost wedding band.  “Familiar story” you say.  Well this unfortunate fellow had only been married for a week and already had the misfortune of losing his wedding band while kayaking.  After a phone conversation about where he lost his ring, it was evident that this was not going […]

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  • Ring Recovery for a Friend at the Football Stadium (2016)

    I had a friend contact me about needing help finding his platinum wedding band he lost at the local HS football stadium. Didn’t sound like a hard recovery. And it wasn’t. Only took 10 minutes and all I had to use was my pinpointer. One more smile for the books!

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  • GoPro returned to local kayaker (2016)

    I recently found a GoPro 4 on a river hunt. After looking at the video on the camera I was able to post some snap shots on FB and with some help, I was able to locate the owner. Here is the return to a happy owner. Thank you Travis for your generous reward. Check […]

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  • Ring Recovery at NC Lake Beach Area (2015)

    Got a call from a Miles that he had lost his wedding band at a local lake beach area.  He found me through  After a broad search, to make sure I didn’t miss anything, I was able to recover the ring for him.  I’m so glad I was able to reunite the ring with […]

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