November 2017

Fund Raiser: Danbury Fly Fishing Show Nov 3-5

Program Promotion: Veterans Appreciation Day @ UNUM Nov 6

Program Promotion: Togus VA @ VCS Cafe Nov 16

December 2017

Program Promotion

January 2018

Fishing Event: Fort Halifax, Winslow Jan 1

February 2018

* Fishing Event: Smelting on the Kennebec Feb 5-9 ?

March 2018

Fund Raiser: Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo March 17

 

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March 2017

* Fund Raiser: Eastern Maine Sportsmen's Show March 10-12

* Program Promotion: Kittery Trading Post March 18-19

April 2017

* Program Promotion: State of Maine Sportsman Show March 31 - April 2

* Fund Raiser: Togus VA @ VCS April 11

May 2018

Fishing Event: Catskills Fly Fishing Center & Museum May 14-17

Fishing Event: Limestone Trout Club May 23-25

June 2017

* Fishing Event: Rangeley Lake June 5-7

* Fund Raiser: Togus VA @ VCS June 21

July 2017

* Fishing Event: River Bass Fishing on July ?

* Fishing Event: River Drift Boat Fishing July ?

August 2018

Fishing Event: Cabins at Lopstick July 31-Aug 3

* Fishing Event: Riverside Marine Ocean Fishing Event August ?

September 2017

* Fishing Event: Red River Camps Sept 5-8

* Fishing Event: Eustis

October 2018

Fishing Event: Fish with "Red" for Big Brookies in October

* Fishing Event: Salmon River Oct ?

 

2017 Arts of the Angler Show
November 3-5 @ Ethan Allen Inn, Exit 4, Lake Avenue off Route I-84, Danbury CT

The 2017 Arts of the Angler Show is a full feature fly fishing show in an elegant atmosphere. You will find the finest contemporary and collectible fly fishing: tackle and accessories, fly tying materials, books, destinations, instruction, guiding and services for the fly fishing community. A Live Auction Saturday evening will bring some fine fishing tackle, books, artwork and other fine items to the auction block. For more details visit www.catskillflyfishing.org or the Facebook Fanpage Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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UNUM Veterans Appreciation Day - November 6, 2017

 

UNUM, of Portland Maine has invited Back in the Maine Stream again this year, to participate in their veterans appreciation day rememberance. We have been asked to show what we are doing for Maine's disabled veterans. Back in the Maine Stream will be showing our veteran made items, and raising awareness of our program as we continue to invite veterans to fish with us in 2018. Thank you UNUM, for the invitation to participate in your event. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Togus Fund Raiser at VCS

Veteran members of "Back in the Maine Stream" will look to raise funds and spread information of our program. Our group will be presenting our veteran manufactured fishing items while spreading the word of this program. We will have a selection of fly boxes and some other veteran manufactured items as well, flies, leaders and rod cases. If you know a disabled veteran that could use our program, please pick up a flier and pass it along.

 

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Fort Halifax, on the Kennebec River, January 1, 2018

Back in the Maine Stream's veterans are invited to;


The Tenth Annual Freeze your Guides event on the
Kennebec River @ Fort Halifax Park in Winslow, ME
@ 12:00pm New Years Day.

No fish have been harmed in this event over the past eight years, as a limited number of fish have been caught. This doesn't stop our fisherman and women from wetting a line and drowning a fly on the first day of the New Year. Members of Trout Unlimited and others show up to hit the water, and then we all hit the local McDonalds for warmth and a burger. So bring a fly rod and a few flies and meet us in the Fort parking lot. See how long you can fish (weather permitting) and maybe bring in a trout. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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The Fourth annual Smelting event for BITMS

February 6, @ 9:30 am @ Jim Worthings Smelt camp

in Gardiner on the Kennebec river

The veterans of the Back in the Maine Stream organization will be back on the Kennebec River, for our fourth annual smelting event. Valerie H is the current running champion for two years in a row! We hope to best last years record number of smelts. We used some of the jigging rods and flies that vets had constructed at the monthly BITMS meetings to attempt to catch a few smelt. We will be fishing at the Jim Worthing smelting shacks in Gardiner on the Kennebec River. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Eastern Maine Sportsman Show March 10-12, 2017


Back in the Maine Stream has been invited to the Penobscot County Conservation Associations, Eastern Maine Sportsman Show. This is their 79th Annual event and there is something here for everyone. Come and join us in Orono and see what is new! Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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LL Bean Spring Fishing Weekend March XX-XX, 2017


The veterans of Back in the Maine Stream have again been invited to attend the LL Bean Spring Fishing Weekend. Come down to Freeport and visit our information table and see what is new in 2017 for fishing supplies. More info to come as we get it. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Kittery Trading Post March 18-19, 2017

 

 

BITMS will be at the Kittery Trading Post for their Fishing Fest running March 18-19. This is their spring time fishing sale and they will have representatives from Shimano, Penn, Berkeley and countless other manufacturers around just talking fishing. Back in the Maine Stream has been invited to come in representing our program and talk fishing. Come in and say "Hi" to us, KTP and these vendors.

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Western Maine Fly Fishing Show, March 17, 2018

 

This years Western Maine Fly Fishing Show is being held on March 17, 2018. BITMS will be present for fund raising and a membership drive. Details of the event can be found at http://www.mollyockettu.org/ Come out and visit us and all the other vendors. Meet members of the sponsoring group, Mollyockett Trout Unlimited. There will be all kinds of items for auction, so come and join us at the expo. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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37th Annual State of Maine Sportsman Show

Back in the Maine Stream wants to Thank the Maine Sportsman Show for their kind invitaion to present our wares and program to the Augusta area. See you at the Augusta Civic Center this weekend on March 31 to April 2. Visit our location and check out our wares.

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Togus Fund Raiser at VCS

Veteran members of "Back in the Maine Stream" will look to raise funds and spread information of our program. Our group will be presenting our veteran manufactured fishing items while spreading the word of this program. We will have a selection of fly boxes and some other veteran manufactured items as well, flies, leaders and rod cases. If you know a disabled veteran that could use our program, please pick up a flier and pass it along.

Modern Woodmen of America is a regular contributor to our program and they will be matching funds for us during this event. Thank you MWA!

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7th Annual Catskills Fly Fishing Center & Museum

Fishing event May 14-17, 2018

 


Thank you, Catskills Fly Fishing Center Museum for hosting us again. This year we will invade the Catskills from May 14th thru the 17th. "Thanks" also goes out to the members of the TU groups of Mid Hudson, and Columbia-Greene that have come out to make sure our men and women remain safe while fishing. Over the years many organizations have helped us out in one way or another and we wish to Thank them as well. Thank you DeBruce Fly Fishing Club, Adopt a Solder Platoon, Beaverkill Trout club and Baxter House for your contributions.

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Limestone Trout Club

Limestone Trout Club has again graciously opened their doors to our organization for a fly fishing event from May 23-25. This is a very unique opportunity for the membership of Back in the Maine Stream, as it will be the second time we fish for trout in a limestone quarry. Thank you LTC and your membership for this fantastic invitation !


From the Website of LTC

Ponds to Challenge All Levels

Limestone Trout Club offers six ponds from which anglers may choose. Two man-made ponds, Home Pools, are located near the clubhouse providing easy access well suited for the novice fly fisher. Another man-made pond, Spruce Pond, also located near the clubhouse, provides exciting dry-fly fishing when the trout are rising.

Three other large ponds were once limestone quarries. They are spring fed and quite deep, providing trout with yearlong refuge and fly fishers with sport throughout the season, both on top and sub-surface. Two of the ponds, Birch and Pine, may be fished from rowboats provided by the club. Cedar pond, the most challenging, has a number of ideal casting sites that add an exciting dimension to the Limestone experience.

The ponds are regularly stocked with rainbow, brown, and brook trout. An occasional stocking of tiger trout may surprise the angler with an unexpected fierce strike. Golden trout also may contribute to an environment unique to Limestone.

Fly-Fishing at its Best

Fly-fishing equipment with artificial flies is required at all ponds with one exception, Birch Pond, a popular pond for guests of all ages, where worms may be used with fly rods.

 

Gee Whiz Numbers

 

3768 fish caught (Pine – 1423, Birch – 1192, Cedar – 972)

433 trophy trout (20” or greater) (Cedar – 306, Pine – 63, Birch – 61)

16.95” average of all fish caught (Cedar – 18.76”, Birch – 16.72”, Pine – 16.14)

91.2% caught and released

330 fish taken (Pine – 148, Birch – 140, Cedar – 21)

27” largest fish caught

1355 fishing days (968 for members, 387 for guests)


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Camp Liberty at King and Bartlett June 18-22, 2017

The Veterans of Back in the Maine Stream, have again been invited by the ownership of Camp Liberty at King and Bartlett to fish in their private waters. They have offered our men and women three days of prime fishing time. We will be bringing our veterans to fish in this exclusive fishery for trout, salmon and togue. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

From the Original Web site of King and Bartlett

For over a century novice and expert anglers have chosen King & Barltett for the privacy, exclusivity and productivity of this natural brook trout fishery. The crystal clear waters produce some of the finest brook trout, lake trout (togue), and salmon fishing in North America.

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Rangeley, June 5-7, 2017

 

Ron Poulin has again graciously offered the use of his property for the Veterans of Back in the Maine Stream to use while fishing in Oquossoc. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

The Pines Cottage is located on a 100' private waterfront lot in Rangeley Maine near Oquossoc. This property has a gently sloping lawn right down to water's edge. Large permanent dock for your boat. Kayaks and canoe are included with your rental. Large spacious deck to view the manificent sunsets.

Thank You Ron!

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Bass Fishing July 10, 2017

The vets and board members of Back in the Maine Stream take to the water for a little river fishing action for our second year. We will be fishing for Bass and Pickerel on the Androscoggin river, meeting at the Turner boat launch. Sign up for the event will be at the regular monthly meetings, where you can find the time and details.

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Veterans Appreciation Day @ Port Harbor Marine

(Taken from the Veterans Apprciation Day web site)

 

The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament is exactly what the name implies, a fishing tournament and day of boating held in honor of the men and woman who have served our country. The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament is our way of giving back to those that have given.

Captains and volunteers from all of the state have offered up their boats, gear, time and talent to take Veterans out for a day on the water. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, July xx, at Port Harbor Marine in South Portland.

 

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River fishing from Drift Boats July 21

 

Drifting the Androsscoggin River in drift boats with Western Maine Guide Service and William Clunie. This will be our second year of drifting the Andro with Bob Harkins, Laurin Parker and William Clunie. Last year provided a full day of Bass fishing on a lazy moving River. The action was continuous and the fish ranged from small to very large. The River has always produced nice Bass as long as I can remember, fishing it as a kid.

 

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Cabins at Lopstick, July 31 - August 3, 2018

 

Our vets of Back in the Maine Stream have been invited by Roderick de Greef of Cabins at Lopstick to fish in the First Connecticut Lake and Connecticut River. He has offered us an experience of fly fishing some very productive water in Pittsburg NH. We will be their guests in August. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

Taken from the Web Site of Cabins at Lopstick

The upper Connecticut River and tributaries are well known for its excellent trout and land-locked salmon fishing. Our guides have been featured in numerous articles, television shows and quoted in books such as American Angling Magazine, The Boston Globe, AMC Magazine, The Concord Monitor, The Fly Fishing Report, The Bird Hunting Report, Fly Tyer Magazine, Wildlife Journal, America's 100 Best Trout Streams.

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Ocean Fishing @ Riverfront - August 26, 2017

 

Last years event was filled with such a diverse assortment of fish caught. We hooked into Bluefish, Pollack, Macerel, Flounder, Shark, Redfish, Cod, Haddock, and Hake. What a great assortment of catches. Some of the vets had the opportunity to take home some fillets of their catches. Fantastic!

The boats and crews of the following vessels all volunteered their time, resources and expertise to get our veterans and family members safley to and from the ocean. Thank you to all the owners and crew for your help.

Kevin Campbell of the UNWIND - Event Coordinator

Contango - Liquid Plumber II - Elsie Mae - Rella 3

Manolin Charters - Time Flies - Luna - Ratte Race

Error 404 - Take Five - Elvira - Greenhead - Door#3

A special "Thanks" to the owners of Riverfront Marine Sports, Inc. and Dave Moulton, who is again hosting this BITMS fishing event from the Marina in Newbury, MA. He has asked us to bring our vets and some family members for fishing, food and friendship. Thanks for the invitation to this second annual event, and Thank you also for your amazing generousity!

 

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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Red River Camps on September 5-8

 

Maine Stream Veterans have been invited by Jen at Red River for Great fishing in a relaxed setting.

 

From the web-site of Red River


Room to Cast on 15 ponds

Each of our ponds has its own personality, from small, pretty fish to that trophy brook trout or charr you've been dreaming about.

 

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Salmon River September 11-14

 

Maine Stream Veterans have been invited to fish the private section of this well known river. Check out this link for more info. HERE

 

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Camp Liberty at King and Bartlett in September 18-22, 2017

The Veterans of Back in the Maine Stream, have again been invited by the ownership of Camp Liberty at King and Bartlett to fish in their private waters. They have offered our men and women three days of prime fishing time. We will be bringing our veterans to fish in this exclusive fishery for trout, salmon and togue. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

From the Original Web site of King and Bartlett

For over a century novice and expert anglers have chosen King & Barltett for the privacy, exclusivity and productivity of this natural brook trout fishery. The crystal clear waters produce some of the finest brook trout, lake trout (togue), and salmon fishing in North America.

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Big Brookies with Red - October 2018

 

Sign up for fishing "one on one" with Red at our regularly scheduled BITMS monthly meetings during August or September. Red loves taking vets out fishing for these big beautiful trout. Meet up with him at our monthly meeting and talk with him about where and when to go. Thanks for this unique offer goes to Red for working with us for the past three years. Need proof of these nice fish, check this out!

 

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