Monday, June 2, 2014

TB3F6A3 – Randal the Royal Coachman


GCXD49, Bearly Hidden???
Muncy, PA
GPS: 41.240633, -076.831917

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

Randal the Royal Coachman


This is a second life for Randal the Royal Coachman. 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, green top, attached to an actual TB. I launched Randal the first time in Black Hills National Park, SD in September 2010. It disappeared sometime in 2012 after having logged 6,034 miles and 58 posts. I pulled back the travel bug number and relaunched Randal in GCXD49, Bearly Hidden???, in Muncy, PA on 02 Jun 2014. I guess there is some slim chance that the original might show up.

First Launch


The Royal Coachman is an artificial fly that has been tied as a wet fly, dry fly and streamer pattern. Today, the Royal Coachman and its variations are tied mostly as dry flies and fished floating on the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for freshwater game fish, particularly trout and grayling. Large streamer versions are also used for winter steelhead and Atlantic Salmon.

The Royal Coachman


Randal 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.



MEET MY FRIENDS

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

LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

Geocaching (and other GPS games)

Project Healing Waters

Miami Valley Fly Fishers

Kirk Werner

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