Twin Maple Outdoors is honored to be included as a Page 5 Guide at Dun Magazine! Our past experience with the publication and our daughter Annarose, has done wonders for her confidence and progress growing up in the outdoors. As a Maine guide, reading the Dun Magazine has truly helped me grow and learn about females making their way in the fishing community and industry. By having a better understanding with the ability to learn more in every edition, my guiding will continue to be more successful and rewarding in the future. I am so happy to be apart of such a tremendous group of people that will enrich my life as well as our clients/friends we come in contact with everyday.~ Richard Yvon – Twin Maple Outdoors
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One of richest joys in Life is to see your children happy. Our family is very blessed to see Annarose appreciate the natural world. Weather it be camping, fishing or hunting, Annarose embraces the outdoor life with both arms! This is her first official publication. Thank you to our good friend Jen Ripple of The Dun Magazine for giving Annarose an opportunity to tell her story. At 12 years old, she has learned to appreciate nature with love, respect and passion. Our family is so proud of this young lady and cannot wait to see what life adventures lie ahead for her.
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I hope everyone is having a fun and SAFE summer out there! The purpose for this blog post is to share a personal experience we had encountered here at the Twin Maple Farm. Sharing this experience will be in hopes of helping you and your family stay safe not only outside but inside your home as well!
In Florida, this species of mosquito (Culex nigripalpus) plays a major role in the transmisssion of disease-causing viruses. (UF/IFAS/File Photo)
It all started when we bought our farm about 10 years ago. Like everyone, we have always pumped out our septic system every two years to ensure proper operation and longevity of our system. What we noticed was something we had absolutely no idea was tied to our septic system. For 10 years, we had noticed in the summer an overwhelming population of inside mosquitoes. Having a house built around 1840 and a less than marginal remodel done by previous owners was understandable having some of these critters around. As time went by the problem just got worse and worse… The sleepless nights of swatting and sores from hungry mosquitoes was more than bearable. So this year with the threat of the Zika Virus and all its complications, I started doing tons of research on my computer. I finely discovered a new problem someone on line had found and wondered if THIS… could be our answer!
We all know how mosquitoes love to breed in static water and have been told time and time again to empty any containers of water around your home. But this problem is very unusual. The critters were actually breeding in the septic tank and traveling through the drain system coming out into the house! So, I immediately started isolating my problem to our shower drain where I actually saw them coming out. I also needed to prove out the scenario so I installed packing tape sealing up drain. After vacuuming up all bugs it was now a matter of time… it will tell! It’s unbelievable!!! No More mosquitoes! Problem Solved!
The task of a permanent solution was now at hand and what to do now? To have them actually reach the tank, it had to be only one place. The vent pipe for the plumbing needed to be secured with screen from flying mosquitoes entering. Well, my roof is a 12/12 pitch, which means this guy is not going there! At this point, I wasn’t quite sure if my shower even had a trap and if it mattered or not. To rip out the shower to find out was not an option . So I went to a bath store and bought this simple $8.00 drain seal. (See picture #2)
Picture #2 Shower Drain Cover – by Richard Yvon
Protecting you and your family should not end here! Things we found to help us deal with mosquitoes…
Always where some kind of bug spray. We love Herbal Armor Natural Bug Spray (Deet Free)
When camping, try to enter your tent before dark.
Check your screens for holes in tents, house windows etc…
Pump out your septic regularly and keep pools of water vacant around your property.
Check your sump hole for standing water and breeding mosquitoes.
Cut grass short – keeping tall grass away from your outdoor living area.
Where long sleeve shirts and bug mask when mosquitoes are active day or night.
I hope this article will help some of you out there! So stay safe and protect you and your family from dirty, disease carrying mosquitoes!
The Craftsman…Rodney has been an outdoorsman his entire life. As a Master Maine Guide, he has always loved sharing his passion for the outdoors and now through his wood works comes a form of natural beauty, passion and talent. Each masterpiece is formed to capture the essence of Maine.
Maine Burl Bowls and Tables are for people who love trees, wood, and appreciate having a very special piece of wood art. These natural treasures are primarily for artistic display, both visually and for the feel of the wood texture. The tables serve a practical but yet elegant addition to any natural decor. Burl Bowls are not intended for frequent practical use, although their finish is food safe and some folks have used them for serving or displaying food. The burl tables are exotically beautiful… They are mounted on special select drift wood that has been naturally aged in Maine’s freshwater lakes and ponds. Each burl is specially selected and slow dried for at least one year to reduce checking and cracking. Each piece of wood is entirely unique and special providing a true natural treasure. Products are made from indigenous wood such as Cedar, Oak, Rock Maple, and Birch.
How do I purchase one?
We will be selling the pictured items exclusively through Twin Maple Outdoors Lodge and also through inquiry. Each item is sold on first come first serve basis. Ordering for “Like” style products may be ordered. Pricing will be available in the near future at https://twinmapleoutdoors.com or by request at: http://www.info@Twinmapleoutdoors.com. Thank You!
What is a BURL?
A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground. Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
Over 35 years of outdoor experience with legacy products that have been used in the field by Richard Yvon of Twin Maple Outdoors. Fishing, hunting, camping and boating products reviewed from boots on the ground… New and Legacy products will be high-lighted in every monthly edition of Maine Coastal Angler Magazine.
We are happy and proud to announce that Coastal Angler – Maine Edition is now live on face book!!!! As a contributing writer I must say that I am honored to be involved with such great people in the outdoors… Here below are the Maine contributing writers that spend the time every month to write an informative, entertaining article for YOU!
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Lindsay Withers – Pro Am Angler Saco, Maine: Face Book
Shawn Tibbetts – MaineTunaFishing.com Saco, Maine : Face Book
Richard Yvon – Twin Maple Outdoors Bradford, Maine : Face Book
Tim Moore – Tim Moore Outdoors New Hampshire : Face Book
Shelly Flemming – Wigglesworth – Maine : Freelance journalist
Patrick Kandianis – Boston, Mass : Author : Twitter
Another year is here for The Maine Highlands to make a trip to NY to talk with folks about all that Maine has to offer. If you are in the New England area, make your way to the show and stop in to say hello! We would love to chat with you! We will have information on Maine hunting, fishing and recreation… Wether you like Moosehead, Katahdin or Sabasticook Valley area’s we will get answers to your questions!
Welcome to the 39th Annual World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY, home of the Northeast’s Premier Fishing, Hunting and Travel event.
The show that just keeps getting better – nearly 2 million consumers have made their way though the doors of the Rockland Community College to see what’s arguably one of the top shows in the country.
Whether your passion is freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing or hunting, you’ll find it all here within easy reach of most of the tri-state area March 10-13, 2016. Book trips to destinations from around the globe, compare and buy boats, see the latest hunting and fishing gear and then buy it from local independent retailers, learn from nationally recognized celebrities and local experts, buy newly released and hard to find products to get the upper hand on your buddies …….. it’s all here!
Kayaks, Boats, Fishing, Hunting, Travel, State Fish and Game, Taxidermy, Celebrities and so much more continues to make Suffern, NY the place to feed your late winter outdoor desires. Escape the nasty winter weather and visit with your favorite exhibitors and sporting peers while getting ready for the fast approaching warmer temperatures and summertime outdoor activities at the 39th Annual World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY.
It’s ALL due to family and hard work of Daniel Kenney and his crew Mike Green, Mark Burgess …. This year, everyone at the show put a huge effort in and I can say that I was very proud to be associated with such professional, kind and motivated people. We work, play and support each other in our journey. It’s not where we are going it’s certainly who we are going with that matters. This show was a huge success and I am sure from here forward it will be known as New England’s Premier World Class Sportsman’s Show!
THANK YOU to all of you who support and love us. If it wasn’t for our Sports we would not be here.
“I am happy and excited to join the Daddy Mac Team! I look forward to a fun and mutual beneficial relationship. Daddy Mac is a world class company that I am honored to be apart of. Now let’s all catch some fish!”
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David Riley and Richard Yvon have been added to our Pro Staff team
After thoroughly reviewing over one hundred Pro-Staff applications, Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that David Riley of Rhode Island and Richard Yvon of Maine have been added to our team of Pro-Staffers. These two highly respected, knowledgeable and experienced anglers hold the same values as Daddy Mac Lures with a strong emphasis on professionalism, loyalty and a genuine belief in the quality and proven success of the Daddy Mac brand. We look forward to our new partnership as well as to supporting and promoting David on the tournament trail and Richard with his successful business Twin Maple Outdoors.
Daddy Mac Lures is home to superior quality fishing lures geared towards saltwater fishermen. We are a father/son-in-law team with a combined 75+ yrs. of commercial & recreational fishing experience. Our 2013 season was a great success and we are proud to share many new products for 2014. Thanks to our customers for your loyal support. Tight lines!