Thursday, June 19, 2014

TB3E3X7 – Olive the Woolly Bugger

GC4J5BY, Paradise Point
Milton, PA
GPS: 40.940083, -076.853867

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

Olive the Woolly Bugger

This is a second life for Olive the Woolly Bugger. 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, red top, attached to an actual TB. I launched Olive the first time in Estes Park, CO in July 2010. It disappeared sometime in 2012 after having logged 3,199 miles and 63 posts. I pulled back the travel bug number and relaunched Olive in GC4J5BY, Paradise Point, in Milton, PA on 19 Jun 2014. I guess there is some slim chance that the original might show up.

First Launch

The Woolly Bugger is one of the most versatile flies on the planet. It can imitate a leech, minnow, crawdad, stonefly nymph, cranefly larva, and probably a hundred other organisms. Most typically fished as a streamer with a fast, jerking retrieve in rivers and with a slower, steady strip in lakes and ponds.

The Woolly Bugger

Olive 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