Ole Time Woodsman


Dad and daughter,  Annarose spring turkey hunting – circa 2017

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For years, going back to my early childhood, outdoor adventures had always been a little less buggy using our Ole Time Woodsman bug juice. One of the very first things taught by my mentor, Uncle Rodney, was how to stay bite-free in the North Maine woods. Today, with the advent of tick repellant, I am confident that black flies, mosquitoes, and now ticks will be repelled when out adventuring in the north country. I am very proud and happy to join our friends at Ole Time Woodsman, in following a true and proven tradition of being bug-free guiding in Maine. Richard Yvon ~ Maine Master Guide at Twin Maple Outdoors

The Early Years                    Today and Beyond…

Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope Insect Repellent

While fishing in Maine in 1910, Obie Sherer and his fishing buddy, Dr. Donald Adams were driven from their favorite fishing hole by Maine’s infamous mosquitoes and black flies.  During their hasty exit, they noticed a partially clad Native American sitting tranquility by the stream without a biting insect in sight!  Then and there, Obie knew that it was possible to come up with a scent that would effectively keep insects from detecting him.  Working from an old 1882 recipe that was used by hunters to mask their scent, they mixed up a batch of the original “Fly Dope”.

On their next trip to Maine, a logging crew spotted Obie fishing peacefully by his favorite stream.  Obie told the foreman all about his fly Dope and agreed to make a batch for the company.  When the first batch was used up, the woods crews clamored for more.  As a result, Obie decided to go into business and named his new Product “Ole Time Woodsman” in honor of his customers.

Since then generations of outdoors folk in all parts of the world have continued to rely on Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope to make their wilderness experience more comfortable, peaceful, and memorable.

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