November 2019

Program Promotion: Veterans Appreciation Day @ UNUM Nov 7

Program Promotion: Togus VA @ VCS

December 2019

Program Promotion

January 2020

Fund Raiser: Marlboro Fly Fishing Show Jan 17-19

Program Promotion: Togus VA @ VCS

February 2020

Fishing Event: Smelting on the Kennebec Feb 3

** Fund Raiser: Manchester NH FF Show Feb 22



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March 2020

* Fund Raiser: LL Bean Fly Fishing Show

** Program Promotion: PI Fish & Game Club March 21-22

** Program Promotion: State of Maine Sportsman Show March 29-3l

April 2020

* Fishing Event: Salmon River Tailwater April 8-12

May 2020

* Fishing Event: T&T Tour and Drift May

* Fishing Event: Limestone Trout Club May

June 2019

* Fishing Event: Rangeley Lake June 3-5

* Fishing Event: Barnard Pond June 11-14


July 2019

* Fishing Event: Evergreen & TU July 6

* Fishing Event: Andro River Drift July 11

* Fishing Event: Burgers and Bass July 17

August 2020

Fishing Event: Cabins at Lopstick Aug 4-7

* Fishing Event: The Red River Camps Aug 14-17

** Fishing Event: Riverside Marine (Ocean) August

September 2019

* Fishing Event: Salmon River

* Fishing Event: Lakewood Camps September 17-20

October 2019








 

 

UNUM Veterans Appreciation Day - November 7, 2019

 

UNUM, of Portland Maine has invited Back in the Maine Stream, to participate in their veterans appreciation day remembrance event. We have been asked to set up a table and 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 2020. Thank you UNUM, for the invitation to participate in your event. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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Togus Program Info at Veterans Canteen Service

Veteran members of "Back in the Maine Stream" will look to raise progam awareness and tie some flies at the VCS. Togus Veterans Canteen Service area is where we will be spreading information of our program. We will have a selection of fly boxes and some other veteran manufactured items as well, flies, leaders and rod cases if you are interested in purchasing items to help us fund our program, but we are mainly available to inform. If you know a disabled veteran that could use our program, please pick up a flier and pass it along. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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Marlborough Fly Fishing Show Jan 17-19

 

Back in the Maine Stream is heading south again this year. We'll have a booth set up for the three day event in Massachusetts at the Royal Plaza. This is one of the largest and best shows in New England and well worth the drive south to catch it. Additional info found can be found on this LINK. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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The Eight Annual Smelting event for BITMS

February 3, @ 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 fifth annual smelting event. Valerie H was the current event champion for two years in a row! We are hoping to best last years record number of smelts, as we landed a full bucket. 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. Once again, 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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Manchester NH Fly Fishing Show - Feb 22, 2020

 

BITMS will be in Manchester at the FF show. Fund raising and promoting our program. Hope to see you all there. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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LL Bean Fly Fishing Show - March 16-17

 

This years LL Beans Fly Fishing Show is being held on March 16-17 and we are happy to be invited again this year...... Our booth will be open both days 9am to 4pm..... See you all there!

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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Presque Isle Fish & Game Club March 21-22

 

 

BITMS will be at the Presque Isle Fish and Game Show for their Spring Sportsman Show running March 21-22. Back in the Maine Stream has been invited to come in representing our program and talk fishing. Come in and say "Hi" -- Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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State of Maine Sportsman Show

March 29-31

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. Visit our location and check out our wares. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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Salmon River at Tailwater Lodge - April 8-12

 

Back in the Maine Stream wants to Thank the Tailwater Lodge for their kind invitaion to stay and fish the waters of the Salmon river. 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. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

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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Thomas and Thomas Tour and Drift Fishing

Greenfield, Ma Fishing and Fly Rod Factory Tour May 6-8

 

We have been invited again to tour the factory of Thomas and Thomas and are looking forward to seeing the process of handcrafted USA fly rods. Thomas and Thomas has been very generous with us as they have helped us to turn this event into a factory tour and fishing event. Thanks for working with us and thanks for the invitation, looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

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Limestone Trout Club May 13-15

Limestone Trout Club has again graciously opened their doors to our organization for a fly fishing event from May 13-15. This is a very unique opportunity for the membership of Back in the Maine Stream, as 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.

 

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Rangeley Lake June 3-5, 2019

 

Ron Poulin and Stuart Sutley have again graciously offered the use of their properties for the Veterans of Back in the Maine Stream. We will be using their condos as we fish in Oquossoc on Rangeley Lake and the surrounding area. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

Thank You Ron and Stuart!

 

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Barnard Pond in Eustis June 11-14

 

Special "Thanks" to Eugene for the use of the land, pond and facilities in Eustis. We have been invited up again this year, to fish the local pond and surrounding Rivers and Streams including the Dead River.

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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Fly casting and fishing on the Kennebec July 6

Cancelled

 

Evergreen Campground will be hosting a fly casting/fishing day in Solon. Members of the Kennebec Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter will be providing instruction to the veterans and their families. A free BBQ lunch will also be povided for all vets and guests. Come out for the day on the water and make a fishing friend, enjoy the area and learn a bit about this great sport.

 

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

 

 

 

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Andro River fishing - Drift Boats July 11

 

Drifting the Androsscoggin River in drift boats with Western Maine Guide Service and William Clunie. This will be our thid 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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Burgers and Bass Fishing July 17

 

The vets and board members of Back in the Maine Stream take to the water for a little Bass fishing action for our fourth year. We will be fishing for Bass with Clark Marine, and members of Man vs Bass, on Maranacook Lake. Special Thanks to American Legion Post 40 for use of the Post facilities and BBQ space. 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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Cabins at Lopstick, July 30 - August 2, 2019

 

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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The Red River Camps August 14-17

 

Back in the Maine Stream has been invited back to The Red River once again. Thank you!!!

Check out their web site at Red River Camps.

 

 

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Ocean Fishing @ Riverfront - August 24

 

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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Salmon River

 

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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Lakewood Camps - Rapid River - September 17-20

 

BITMS wishes to Thank Robin for inviting the vets of our program to fish the waters of Lakewood Camps. A great fishing opportunity in a geat setting, we look forward to being there again this year. Thank you!

Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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