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Dick

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About Dick

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    LL Salmon
  • Birthday 08/10/1944

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    Male
  • Location
    USA
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    Registered Maine Guide
    Lead Instructor @ Scarborough Fly Fishing Academy
    Certified Casting Instructor
  1. Dick = Richard J. Babine. A native Mainer from South Portland. I'm married to my wonderful wife Bonnie Lee for 47 years this coming October 23. I have a son Matthew Sean (18 wheeler for Hoods) and a daughter Kristin Marie ( MRI + C-Scan Tech with Mercy Hospital). I love to teach subject such as the joys of Fly Fishing, Aquatic Entomology, Casting, Fly Tying, and reading the water. I'm a retired Police Sergeant and retired again as a Driving Instructor and Government License Examiner. Since retiring, I purchased a Condo in Windham, Maine.
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    Special thanks

    The Freeze was great and like all others, I would like to thank Scott, Jim, Bob, Kevin and all those that provided endless eating opportunities. It was a great day of healing for me. Dick
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    Hatch correction

    Your replies are excepted and I do except the deserved slap. I was absolutely floored by the original statement of knowing that these bugs did not emerge out of the water column. I was not thinking and put my mouth in gear before engaging my brain. I do apologize to all. Dick
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    Hatch correction

    Members: I'll solve your problem by referring you to the most popular text on the subject in question. Just take your copy of Thomas Ames Jrs: Hatch Guide For New England Streams and go to page 95 which reads: "Shortly before emergence they (Isonychia nymphs) migrate to shallower, slower waters and particularly to stones upon which they can climb above the surface to doff their shucks.) I also have Several Entomologic Web Sites and Twelve publications that confirm this characteristic behavor of the offended nymph. My research involved more than five years and thousands of hours of research in developing the several chapters that cover Midges, Mayflies, Caddisflies, Stoneflies, and Dragon and Damselflies. This research envolved Entomology Departments of various Universities, many books and various publications that focus on Aquatic Insects, several sites that specialize in Aquatic Insects and their Emergent Activities and my association with Jason Newswanger and the web site troutnut.com. Compare that to one obviously unread and ignorant beginner stating that he knows that the nymph Isonychia bicolor does not leave the water column to emerge. I rest my case. Richard J. Babine
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    Hatch correction

    Members: I'll solve your problem by referring you to the most popular text on the subject in question. Just take your copy of Thomas Ames Jrs: Hatch Guide For New England Streams and go to page 95 which reads: "Shortly before emergence they (Isonychia nymphs) migrate to shallower, slower waters and particularly to stones upon which they can climb above the surface to doff their shucks.) I also have Several Entomologic Web Sites and Twelve publications that confirm this characteristic behavor of the offended nymph. My research involved more than five years and thousands of hours of research in developing the several chapters that cover Midges, Mayflies, Caddisflies, Stoneflies, and Dragon and Damselflies. This research envolved Entomology Departments of various Universities, many books and various publications that focus on Aquatic Insects, several sites that specialize in Aquatic Insects and their Emergent Activities and my association with Jason Newswanger and the web site troutnut.com. Compare that to one obviously unread and ignorant beginner stating that he knows that the nymph Isonychia bicolor does not leave the water column to emerge. I rest my case. Richard J. Babine
  6. This is Dick Babine and I also live in Windham and if you call, we will fish. I'm located at 36 Hunt's Drive of Varney Mill Road and the number is 894-5610.
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    Green Drake hatch

    You, sir, are completely correct! Dick
  8. Gang, Sorry for the length of time since I last used the site but some serious health issues have kept me quiet. The good news is that I'm much better and back in action. I'm working with Kevin and Jim to completely update the Aquatic Insect and Hatching information. I have worked closely with an Emtomology (troutnut.com) site run by Jason Neuswanger and together we have been able to use many macro photographs and other photos to have our site as the best resource for Aquatic Insect info. The first chapter to be launched will be on Midges (True Flies). When opened, the visitor will be able to see the various life stages of each insect and will include Hatching data, suggested patterns, sizes, and more reading to to educate to visitor and give anyone the ability to print their own copy. I will be putting on three seminars at the Eldredge Brothers Fly Fishing Expo and it's free. Thanks for your time, Dick Babine
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    Presumpscot 18" Brookies

    On Friday I helped stock 300 18" to 20" Brookies in the Aquarium. They hung tight to the drop area for one day and now are checking out the new digs. The word got out quickly but there are plenty to go around. Dick Babine
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    Maine state fly... what is your choice?

    In memory of the first ladies of Maine Fly Fishing, Carrie Stevens and Fly Rod Crosby (Maine's first Registered Guide with license #1) The Grey Ghost. Dick babine
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    Where you going on opening day 4-1-10?

    The Songo River by the Locks. Dick Babine
  12. Because they tend to test a lot of angler skills, I prefer Trout. I must admit that it was a real toss-up as I love Salmon also. Dick Babine
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    Spring FF in Maine

    The previous fly patterns are a great start. To get in tight at and somewhat into any overhanging streamside vegetation, use a side Roll Cast or a Tunnel Cast. These are great holding areas because of the Protection from preditors, the comfort of reduced currents. and a readily available food source. That's why fish love these areas and treat them just as you would for any undercut. Dick Babine
  14. Name: Richard J. Babine

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    Where will you be on opening day?
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