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One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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DEET!


Took a lil excursion to the Poconos with my old golfing bud and figured why not take him to a spot that some 'Duck' told me about. In my paranoia of ticks I made sure permethrin was sprayed but in my 1+ year of fishing I never had a problem with mosquito's so I NEVER think about it ... but I never hiked this time of year in the deep woods.

We hike an hr+ and reached the destination I was told. We were going to fish that area plus some spots I thought would be holding on the way back down stream ... the entire hike my buddy and I were so uncomfortable. He had to put on a long sleeve shirt in this heat/humidity and we tried to fish with our collars over our head.

Constant attacks by those relentless annoying bugs and a ton of them on you every second ... fished very lil and went back.

As they say "live and learn" ... quality bug spray will always be with my fishing supplies.

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Posted on: 2013/6/29 7:43
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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Wow... makes me itchy just looking at it. I can't say that I've used repellent in a couple of years, but you offer a good reminder... always be prepared!
Those skeeters must have been the size of pigeons by the bite marks!

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Yeah yuck that makes me itchy just lookin at those.

Posted on: 2013/6/29 8:19


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Deet works best, but be very careful with it. Apply it and wash your hands thoroughly. It eats many kinds of plastics and absolutely dissolves many fly lines.

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Looks like you were fishing in a swamp!

I've gotten away from DEET the last few years - and have been using picardin based sprays. And they've been working OK - so far anyway

Posted on: 2013/6/29 8:31


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dryflyguy wrote:
Looks like you were fishing in a swamp!

I've gotten away from DEET the last few years - and have been using picardin based sprays. And they've been working OK - so far anyway
I agree I quit using Deet too and went to Picardin. It works and does'nt melt my fly line.

Posted on: 2013/6/29 9:58
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So going there was a rash decision? :>

Really looks uncomfortable...

Three words to remember....Deep Woods Off, my friend...Deep Woods Off.

Posted on: 2013/6/29 14:09
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Four things always go in my pack or waders - headnet, bug spray, sun cream, gps. Plus TP, knife firestarter, and flashlight if I know I'm going to be out all day, as I normally fish alone.


Posted on: 2013/6/29 14:53
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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It certainly is a banner year for mosquitoes. I've had to resort to using repellant both fishing and at work (I'm a surveyor). I haven't had the need for several years, I figure it must be the wet weather.

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Your bites have bites. Nice. That's how you know you got a real reception committee.

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Worse than Florida. lol
They sell repellant wipes which would be an item in my vest. GG

Posted on: 2013/7/1 10:57
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When I was out yesterday with DJBerg, we got swarmed. Both of us used deet, but they still got me (not as bad as they got you).

Posted on: 2013/7/1 12:13


Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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The worst ones are on the top of my ear lobes. That is the most annoying place I have ever been bitten by a mosquito. Both ears have been itching like crazy all day!

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You guys need some of this stuff.

It works great!

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Thanks HA, by the time it show up I'm sure I'll have more bites to treat ;)

Posted on: 2013/7/1 21:44



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