As you may know, box #3 has been shipped to Jake Kepler in Colorado. Well, here is what we have from him so far...
"The first fly that I chose to use out of Box #3 was this Prince Nymph, that Joe tied up"
I have lost both of Joes Prince nYmph flies. OUt of the remaining 10 flies, which fly do you think caught this fish? (there is a wiggle Hare's Ear being covered by the fish)
Box #3 has been with me for 6 days now, it has been fished for 3 of those days. I have two journies for this box though. This Tuesday I'll be taking it for a hike into the Black Canyon for a few days. Mastadonis Crainbowsius Maximus awaits
April 1st update:
Box #3 meets the Black Canyon
Tungsten bead head olive flashback hare's ear nymph
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April 5th 2011 Update:
Box #3 will be on its way to John Holsten of Arkansas. Hopefully he can pull some big Browns with its contents. Good luck John!
Update April 28 2011:
"The Prince nymph was the fly of the day! fooling over 20 fish, including this White River Cutthroat!!!!"
"I will always underestimate " trout vision" in murky water!"
"White River trout have been keyed on Caddis pupa for well over a month!!! The Prince nymph was the perfect substitute for "dirty water" This Arkansas Brown, though an average fish, is 70% more selective than our Rainbows and Cutthroats. On the White River, The Brown Trout is the ultimate judge of fly patterns!!!!"
"this dude hammered the beadhead hackle from bx#3,on thursday. this was the only pic i could get, battery on the digital died!"
Now the box is with Michael Fritz in PA.
"Fishing was tough with box 3 this weekend ... fished hard and got alot of smaller fish on the wiggle stones but nothin big .... im a huge fan of this pattern already... im taking the box to our tu chapter meeting this week to share its journey with them and hopefully find some bigger fish if the water comes down."
"Taking box 3# on a weekend float trip ... should be really good looking forward to wiggle stones and princes tricking trouts all weekend."
"The float trip was epic box 3 killed it .. i fished the nymphs as droppers and it was constant action.... the prince got the MVP award ... even got two pieces of gold which seem to be the only trout over 20" that were stocked this year ... Pictures will come soon ... also box 3 needs a new home any takers."
"Box 3 has been getting dropped under this large mayfly pattern and doing work!"
"Garbage or Gold either way loves the joes prince!"
Update June 2011: The box has made its way to Terry Edelmann. The wiggle nymphs seemed to work best for him. Here's what he had to add to the show...
"Some very sweet colored fish...."
"Some chubby fish......Box #3 is kicking some fish butt !"
"Nate Wagner and his bro who fishes better than him I hear...borrowed Box #3 and put it to good use today !!"
"Got to fish Box #3 with Terry and Angela today. First cast caught this pig. Not a bad way to start the day."
"Vagabond fly box project box #3 really made a dent in the fish in Idaho....fun !!"
".......Man we had some fun abusing these flies in N. Idaho !!"