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April 9, 2010 - Petri Dishes and 'Bass Eye View'

posted Apr 9, 2010, 5:40 PM by Michael Lang   [ updated Apr 9, 2010, 6:01 PM ]
Good news!  Folks have been asking us to carry specimen containers for replacement purposes, and now we do.  Trout's Eye View uses high quality NUNC brand petri dishes because of their excellent optical quality, and because of the great features they provide such as the "raised ridge bottom", which helps to keep your specimen container from becoming scratched when placed on a flat surface.  We have just received a  large enough shipment to begin offering replacement containers, and I will have them online this weekend.
I also traded some great emails with 'Gary from Braintree, MA' who wrote "First let me say this is a great idea... I looked at it closely an my first thought do they make a Bass Eye View?".  Well, Gary, while we do not call it "Bass Eye View" (we refer to it as Trout's eye View's Jumbo Fly Tying Mirror) we do have the plans for just such a unit.  The design is essentially the same as the standard size unit, but incorporates a 3.25" x 1.00" petri dish and a proportionally larger base.  We do not currently offer these for sale (it's just a prototype at this point), but if anyone else is interested, let us know and maybe that will change.
Trout season opened here in the Lehigh Valley last weekend.  Believe it or not, I have yet to "put in".  This little hobby called Trout's Eye View is keeping me kind of busy, but I will be on the Little Lehigh this weekend.   But I did see a young man land a 22" Palomino (aka golden trout) on Monday.  One of the prettiest fish that I have ever seen in these local waters.
Enjoy the fishing,