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#1 Guest_Dustin_*

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:27 PM

I just wanted to take a minute to inform the membership of the passing of past NANFA president Dick Stober. Dick was one of the most kind and patient people I had ever met. He took way more time than he had to with me when I was just starting up and is a role model for me when dealing with new folks now. I am certain that he was the same with everyone that knew him.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:27 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. I met him relatively few times but he always had a reassuring calm about him.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

This is sad news indeed - I haven't heard from him in quite some time but he was one of the original NANFAns. I have copies of A/C that he edited and I shan't forget his old email list ID: smokistobie.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:04 AM

Even though I don't recall having the chance to meet Dick, I like Martin have read lots of his stuff. I'm sorry to hear an original NANFAn has passed.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

If anyone has information on Dick Stober please pass them on to me. I am compiling a story about him for American Currents. Stories, interactions, memories, photos would all be appreciated.
I discovered an article he wrote back in 1984 for AC titled Okefenokee Revisited.

You can post them here or email me at prizma@aol.com

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

I am working on this story and about ready for those who have assisted to look it over.
Any other voices out there?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

He wrote a lot of articles back in the 80's I think many on the sailfin shiners.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:16 PM

I have been reading them. Lots of knowledge.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:34 PM

Actually 1970 and 1980's he wrote these:

1973 Fall - The Flagfin Minnow, Notropis [Pteronotropis] signipinnis

General description of the flagfin shiner, its habitat and aquarium care.

Forage Fish: an Important Link

Editorial on the problems with game and bait fish stocking.

1973 Winter

Rainwater Killifish

Short description of the rainwater killifish and an even shorter mention of spawning in an aquarium.

1974 Mar-Apr

Introduction to North America's Natives

List of North American fish families; general descriptions and some representative species in each.

1975 Mar-Apr

The Sailfin Minnow, Notropis [Pteronotropis] hypselopterus

Collection, aquarium care and breeding of the sailfin shiner; includes a well-written description of the appearance of the fish.

1975 July-Oct


Descriptions of several populations of the broadstripe shiner.


Collecting and culturing Daphnia.

1976 May-June

Whitenose Notropis?

Account of a collecting trip and an unidentified white-nosed shiner.

1976 Nov-Dec

By the Bluenose Obsessed

Field observations and breeding observations of the bluenose shiner.

1977 Jan-Mar

The Flagfin Shiner, Notropis [Pteronotropis] signipinnis

Appearance, habitat and aquarium rearing and breeding of the flagfin shiner.

1984 Sept

Okefenokee Revisited

Collecting in and around the Okefenokee Swamp.

1985 Feb

Spawning the Brook Silversides

Brief mention in letter to the editor regarding the spawning of the brook silversides.

1986 Oct

By the Bluenose Obsessed

Collecting and rearing the bluenose shiner in aquaria.

1987 June-Sept

Fringe Benefits

Other pursuits prized to be found while collecting fish.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:23 PM

Got em. Read most.

Don't give away too much info right yet. Article coming soon. He was VERY prolific.
I did note in my reviews of the articles and various ACs over the years you were mentioned and authored several times.
Write more Mike! Fishy Folks would appreciate it.
What i need is some photos of Dick. I also noted he was the "artist" on several issues of AC... yet i could not know which of the illustrations he had drawn himself... they were not signed. Some were pretty good. Any photos he took would be nice as well.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:00 AM

David Smith probably has some photos of Dick. He may have some of the other items of interest as well. I look forward to this article Casper. I appreciate your taking the time to honor such a great man.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

You know how we've been nicknaming his "scarlet sailfin" as Pteronotropis eglini, in case it's real?
I'd suggest instead Pt. dickstoberi. It's his fish; he found it.
( now if I could only FIND some..)

Edited by Mysteryman, 27 July 2012 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

Once you read the article you might get a clue as to where to look!

I would like to hear more about the Elgin airforce base encounter. Is that where Pteronotropis eglini started?

Scarlet Notropis is what i have heard.

I still need Dick Stober photos, i only have one of him kneeling and sorting the contents of a dipnet.

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