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duckypaddler 03-22-2014 09:18 PM

Friday Flop
 
A lot of trout fishing is trying to gauge expectations. After having a pretty good day a few weeks ago, I was a little disappointed with my next two trips to the park. A couple Saturdays ago Nathan and I both fished for 4 hours hard, and I only managed 3 fish to hand. While I'm willing to drag a double nymph combo, it is much more of a pain than a dry dropper. Al least I wasn't alone: http://littleriveroutfitters.com/for...ad.php?t=17369

This week really started to feel like Spring and with the fishing guage pushed up from fair to excellent. Byron's fishing report has been making me anxious all week, and I was ready for some good fishing.

Unfortunately Thursday night got pretty cold and dropped the temp by 8 degrees. It was definitely enough to put them back into their Winter Coma:frown:

Here's where we went

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The forest was starting to wake up from her slumber

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psa99275f1.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psa5846163.jpg

This wasn't there the week before

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Luckily we were headed in another direction

I guess this is why Mommy wouldn't let me play with sharp objects

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psfa57508a.jpg

There were tons of these guys out and about

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ac6a6b1.jpg

And it looks like my wilderness first aid course paid off

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps45dabed2.jpg

Trillium are up and should be on display soon

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psf3d208a7.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3be4122e.jpg

Don't remember the name of this one but it sure is Purdy

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psb1a6cdd5.jpg

duckypaddler 03-22-2014 09:23 PM

At this point you are probably wondering where the fish pictures are. Well here is the first one.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6ce306d0.jpg

Here Nathan get some casting practice

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psf0dbc2dd.jpg

And my second and last fish of the day:frown:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psd4ab8fbf.jpg

Water temp was 46 when we got there and 48 when we left. Beautiful day to practice casting:rolleyes:

Slider 03-23-2014 09:17 AM

Nice pics and report, spring is here (officially and in reality). Practicing casting sure beats working too.

TheRiffleman 03-23-2014 11:30 PM

There were tons of these guys out and about

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ac6a6b1.jpg

Looks like one of the many species of Blister Beetles...some will bleed a chemical called "cantharidin, an odorless terpene (exo-1,2-cis-dimethyl-3,6-ep- oxyhexahydro-phthalic anhydride) occurring elsewhere only in beetles of the family Oedemeridae (Arnett 2008)" from the joints on the legs when threatened. Quite fascinating!

But can cause this...if one is not careful with their species handling!!:eek:

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creat..._beetles18.jpg

Not my neck...Nice fish BTW!!

Russ

duckypaddler 03-24-2014 01:22 PM

Now you've got me worried
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheRiffleman (Post 110067)
There were tons of these guys out and about

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ac6a6b1.jpg

Looks like one of the many species of Blister Beetles...some will bleed a chemical called "cantharidin, an odorless terpene (exo-1,2-cis-dimethyl-3,6-ep- oxyhexahydro-phthalic anhydride) occurring elsewhere only in beetles of the family Oedemeridae (Arnett 2008)" from the joints on the legs when threatened. Quite fascinating!

But can cause this...if one is not careful with their species handling!!:eek:

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creat..._beetles18.jpg

Not my neck...Nice fish BTW!!

Russ

I got a little spot on my arm that I thought was poison Ivy, but now think it may be a "Beetle Blister". Is it worth making a doctor appt. over or should I just try some antihistamine and wait and see?

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps64243105.jpg

chechem 03-24-2014 05:14 PM

"Medical treatment beyond first aid is usually not needed unless there is an major reaction to the bite."

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7104834AACz6uF

Pedipop1 04-11-2014 08:21 PM

Blister Beetle Juice
 
Thanks so much for the photos of the Blister Beetle as well as the blisters on the nape of the neck. Cantharidin is commonly used to treat warts in children and adolescent patients. Some cantharidin is compounded using synthetic chemicals but some contains natural blister beetle juice from these impressive bugs. I now have great photos for teaching purposes.


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