Saturday, March 22, 2014

TB3F6A0 – Stan the Stimulator

GC22N70, Moon Hut
Cocoa Beach, FL
GPS: 28.387250, -080.605100

My mission is to carry the Project Healing Waters message to flyfishermen in all 50 states.

Stan the Stimulator

This is a second life for Stan the Stimulator. This time it is a laminated business card with the tracking code displayed prominently on the face of the card and a message on the back. In the first life, this travel bug was a piece of paper inside a film canister, red body, yellow top, attached to an actual TB. Stan never got launched the first time. I gave it to someone else to launch for me and that never happened. I pulled back the travel bug number and relaunched Stan in GC22N70, Moon Hut, in Cocoa Beach, FL on 22 Mar 2014. I guess there is some slim chance that the original might show up.

The Stimulator is one of those patterns that does not necessarily denote a specific fly, but more an arrangement of patterns to use with differing color variations. The stimulator can be used effectively from early spring through summer as it effectively imitates a number of winged insects. Tied in sizes 10 to 16 (tan or olive dressing) stimulators can be an excellent caddis imitation. Tied in sizes 6-12 (yellow or brown dressing) stimulators are hard to beat as stonefly patterns. In addition, larger sized earth toned stimulators can be used with great success to imitate the many summer hoppers seen along your favorite rivers.

Stan is one of twelve characters created by artist Kirk Werner for three books designed to introduce children to fly fishing.

Book Series by Kirk Werner

I have created a Trackable for each character. If you would like to see them all, here are the Geocaching Travel Bug Numbers: TB3E3X5, TB3E3Y2, TB3E3X7, TB3F6AD, TB3F69B, TB3F6AW, TB3F69V, TB3F69Z, TB3F6AV, TB3F6A3, TB3F6A5, TB3F6A0.


TB3F69V – Andy the Adams

TB3F6AD – Billy the Blue-Wing Olive

TB3F6AW – Ernie the Elk Hair Caddis

TB3F6AV – Gilbert the Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear

TB3E3X5 – Mr. Muddler the Muddler Minnow

TB3E3X7 – Olive the Woolly Bugger

TB3F69B – Pete the Prince Nymph

TB3F69Z – Polly the Partridge & Orange

TB3F6A3 – Randal the Royal Coachman

TB3F6A5 – Sally the Yellow Sally

TB3F6A0 – Stan the Stimulator

TB3E3Y2 – Zachary the Purple Zonker

Pictures of all of us – just pictures


Geocaching (and other GPS games)

Project Healing Waters

Miami Valley Fly Fishers

Kirk Werner

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