Sunday, March 9, 2014

TB3F6AV – Gilbert the Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear

GC4652A,The Camo Bug Inn
Titusville, FL
GPS: 28.552499,-080.854722

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

Gilbert, The Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear

This is a second life for Gilbert The Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph . 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, yellow body, red top, attached to an actual TB. I launched Gilbert the first time in West Yellowstone, MT in September 2010. It disappeared with no log entries. I pulled back the travel bug number and relaunched Gilbert in GC4652A,The Camo Bug Inn in Titusville, FL on 09 Mar 2014. I guess there is some slim chance that the original might show up.

First Launch

The Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph is probably one of the most popular nymph patterns in all of fly fishing for two reasons: it works, and it’s easy to tie. There are some flies that just have an inherent 'fishiness' about them. The Gold Rib Hare's Ear is one of those flies. A non-descript, buggy compilation of fur and feathers, the Hare's Ear won't win any beauty contests, but is one of those flies that you may never want to be without. It is a very old pattern and has certainly been around for over two centuries.

Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear

Gilbert 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