November 2018

Program Promotion: Veterans Appreciation Day @ UNUM Nov 5

Program Promotion: Togus VA @ VCS Cafe Nov TBA

December 2018

Program Promotion

January 2019

Fishing Event: Fort Halifax, Winslow Jan 1

Fund Raiser: Marlboro Fly Fishing Show Jan 18-20

Program Promotion: Togus VA @ VCS Cafe Jan 22

February 2019

Fishing Event: Smelting on the Kennebec Feb 4

Fund Raiser: Manchester NH FF Show Feb 23

 

 

 

 

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March 2019

Fund Raiser: LL Bean Fly Fishing Show March 16-17

Fund Raiser: Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo March 16

* Program Promotion: Kittery Trading Post March xx-xx

Program Promotion: PI Fish & Game Club March 23-24

Program Promotion: 39th Annual State of Maine Sportsman Show March 29-3l

April 2019

Program Promotion: Lion's Club Home & Garden Show April 5-7

May 2019

Fishing Event: T&T Tour and Drift May 6-8

Fishing Event: Walton Club May 13-16

Fishing Event: Limestone Trout Club May 13-15

June 2019

Fishing Event: Rangeley Lake June 3-5

* Fishing Event: Barnard Pond June 19-23

 

 

 

 

July 2019

Fishing Event: Evergreen & TU July 6

* Fishing Event: River Drift Boat Fishing July 16

* Fishing Event: Burgers and Bass on July 28

August 2019

Fishing Event: Cabins at Lopstick July 30-Aug 2

* Program Promotion: Rock, Ride & Remembrance August 11

* Fishing Event: Riverside Marine (Ocean) August 18

September 2019

* Fishing Event: Salmon River Sept 10-13

Fishing Event: Lakewood Camps September 17-20

October 2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNUM Veterans Appreciation Day - November 5, 2018

 

UNUM, of Portland Maine has invited Back in the Maine Stream, to participate in their veterans appreciation day rememberance 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 2019. 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 Sevice

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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Fort Halifax, on the Kennebec River, January 1, 2019

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


The 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 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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Marlborough Fly Fishing Show Jan 18-20

 

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 Fifth annual Smelting event for BITMS

February 4, @ 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 23, 2019

 

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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Western Maine Fly Fishing Show - March 16, 2019

 

This years Western Maine Fly Fishing Show is being held on March 16. BITMS will be present for fund raising and a membership drive. Details of the event can be found at Mollyocket TU. 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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Presque Isle Fish & Game Club March 23-24

 

 

BITMS will be at the Presque Isle Fish and Game Show for their Spring Sportsman Show running March 23-24. 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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Kittery Trading Post March xx-xx

 

 

BITMS will be at the Kittery Trading Post for their Fishing Fest running March xx-xx. 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. Check our Facebook page for current pics!

 

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39th Annual 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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Manchester Lions Club - Home & Garden Show - April 5-7

Back in the Maine Stream wants to Thank the Lion's for their kind invitaion to present our wares and program to the Augusta area. See you at the Civic Center on this weekend. 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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Walton Fishing Club

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Cornwall Bridge, CT - May 13-16

 

As special Thank you to the members of the Walton fishing club.The members of the Walton fishing club (founded in 1900) in Cornwall Bridge, CT invited BITMS to use their lodge, and fish their private access points to Guinea Stream and nearby public access points to the Housatonic River.

 

 

 

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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 19-23

 

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

 

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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River fishing from Drift Boats July 16

 

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 28

 

The vets and board members of Back in the Maine Stream take to the water for a little river fishing action for our third 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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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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Rock, Ride & Remembrance August 11

 

BITMS will be present at the Rock, Ride and Remebrance event to help inform the public of our program. This event is taking place on August 11th rain or shine and is hosted by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association - Maine Chapter 17-1. This events will include a memorial ride, classic car cruise-in and a concert. Please visit their web-page for more information CVMA, and we hope to see you all there.

 

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Ocean Fishing @ Riverfront - August 18

 

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 September 10-13

 

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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Big Brookies with Red - October 2019

 

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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