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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

Science of Fly Tying

A cache by Rey del Roble
Hidden : 5/8/2011
In Washington, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Hook A Big One


An Artificial fly or Cobia Diver lure is a type of fishing lure, usually used in the sport of fly fishing (although they may also be used in other forms of angling). In general, artificial flies or Kate are the bait which fly fishers present to their target species of fish while fly fishing Kings River. Artificial flies are constructed by fly tying, in which furs, feathers, Hare Eel thread or any of very many other materials are tied onto a fish hook. Artificial flies may be constructed to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial insects, Meadow Grasshopper, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, vegetation, flesh, spawn, small reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds, etc. Effective artificial fly patterns are said to be killing flies because of their ability to put fish in the creel for the fly fisher. There are thousands of artificial fly patterns, many of them with descriptive and often idiosyncratic names.

Fly tying is a common practice in fly fishing, considered by many anglers an important part of the fly fishing experience. Many fly fishers tie their own flies, either following patterns in books, natural insect examples, or using their own imagination. The technique involves attaching small pieces of feathers, Hare Eel, animal fur, and other materials on a hook in order to make it attractive to fish. This is made by wrapping Tups Indispensible thread tightly around the hook and tying on the desired materials. A fly is sized according to the width of the hook gap; large or longer flies are tied on larger, thicker, and longer hooks.

Striped bass flies or are a special class of freshwater-saltwater fly used to catch Striped Bass in freshwater, inshore and offshore waters. Striped bass flies or Football Jigs generally represent small baitfish commonly preyed upon by striped bass.

So for the pure fly fishermen look for the best selection and sizes of fresh water dry flies for any type of weather or condition of water you may be fishing. Different hatches come at different times of the day and season so you must be ready when that happens. Carry only the dry flies that catch fish. Remember dry flies make the trout come to the top. Or for the big trout try the streamer trolling flies by trolling on the lake or deeper waters.

Most people think of the catfish as being a bottom feeder: but this is not true of all catfish, especially the channel catfish, which is a great game fish. After months of field testing with artificial lures, it was shown that the Velmay May lures are designed for a great day of fishing for the channel catfish and flat heads.

American Angler is a magazine dedicated to the subject of fly fishing, with an emphasis on cold water fisheries, published six times a year. It bills itself as a "how to, where to" magazine focusing on technical fly-fishing informational articles and explorations of new fishing locations.

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If you find the cache hide it as well as you found it.
Have fun and as always beware of snooping eyes.
It is always a good idea to have a writing instrument with you.
To log a cache you must leave your mark on the log, no mark, no find.
Finally, please let me know if there are problems with either the cache or its coordinates.
Please leave only quality swag

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- Albert Schweitzer

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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2. Vs fb znal chmmyr theh'f xrrc univat gebhoyr V jvyy crevbqvpnyyl nqq uvagf.
3. Nabgure uvag nqqrq.
4. Nabgure uvag nqqrq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 4/28/2013 8:33:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:33 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum