Sunday, April 13, 2014

TB3F6AD – Billy the Blue-Wing Olive

GC4652A, The Camo Bug Inn
Titusville, FL on 13 Apr 2014
GPS: 28.552499, -080.854722

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

Billy the Blue-Wing Olive

This is a second life for Billy the Blue-Winged Olive. 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, green body, blue top, attached to an actual TB. I launched Billy the first time in Broomfield, CO in July 2010. It disappeared sometime in 2010 after having logged 1,469 miles and six posts. I pulled back the travel bug number and relaunched Billy in GC4652A, The Camo Bug Inn, in Titusville, FL on 13 Apr 2014. I guess there is some slim chance that the original might show up.

The Blue Wing Olive (BWO) is found on streams throughout the United States. The Blue Winged Olive mayfly is a staple food source on which trout rely year round. If the weather is cold, clammy and wet, chances are good that trout will be actively feeding on blue wing olive duns. During these types of overcast conditions trout will feed during the warmest part of the day, giving anglers a good chance at presenting dries to rising fish.

The Blue-Wing Olive (BWO)

Billy 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