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Re: Bug Repellent

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JackM wrote:
Bugs are the charm of being outdoors. You are all wimps.


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May be a wimp, but enjoy not dying.

Posted on: 7/7 12:32
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Re: Bug Repellent

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JackM wrote:
Bugs are the charm of being outdoors. You are all wimps.


And interest in soccer is a sure sign of moral decay.


Posted on: 7/7 12:41


Re: Bug Repellent

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The_Sasquatch wrote:
I haven't used anything here in PA other than my pipe/cigars. After hearing about Maine, though, I figure when I get up there I'm gonna need something. Gotta look into that Bug Dope stuff, and invest in some of those fancy shmancy fishin' shirts.


Go early or go late. You don't want to be there during prime black fly anyway. This year was terrible. I suggest buying while up there as locals tend to know best.

Posted on: 7/8 1:08


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The black flies of Maine can be brutal - words cannot describe. Stuff like OFF is nothing more than a salad dressing or A1 steak sauce. You need the heavy duty 98% DEET stuff.

Posted on: 7/8 7:20


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If the Maine black flies are anything like their pals in the Adirondacks, typical spray repellents are just about completely useless. Far more effective to just wear lightweight, breathable long sleeve shirts and pants, a hat & buff, and keep a little smoldering fire going for smoke.

In camp, the fire isn't tough to maintain...keep a stack of green material nearby to produce extra smoke as needed. On the water, some used a cigar or pipe, others actually kept a small coffee can on their canoe...threw a few coals from the fire in, and had a supply of leaves/grass they'd throw on as necessary to keep the smoke flowing.

Not 100% effective, but it made things bearable, and it was way better than any spray.

Posted on: 7/8 8:14


Re: Bug Repellent

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I spent a day at my brother- in-laws cabin last weekend. And he was wearing a plastic bracelet that is supposed to repel bugs. It comes in a sealed plastic package, and is supposed to last 72 hours once opened. Kinda reminded me of a dog flea and tick collar. He said that it works pretty well - although he doesn't fish, and go deep into the woods like I do.
Just wondering if anyone else has tried these

Posted on: 7/12 8:37


Re: Bug Repellent

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Squatch wrote:

and invest in some of those fancy shmancy fishin' shirts.

Do those bug repel shirts (LLBean is one I was looking at) actually work?

Posted on: 7/12 13:33
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Re: Bug Repellent

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Do those bug repel shirts (LLBean is one I was looking at) actually work?


Yes they do. They claim they're effective for 70 washings, but I have my doubts about that. I've got a whole closet full of those type of shirts, so I haven't had to wash mine that many times yet.

The current model, the "No Fly Zone" shirt has a goofy pocket setup. You can get some permethrin spray and make any shirt you like an insect repellent shirt. While you're at it, spray your fishing hats too. Ticks tend to crawl up.

Permethrin is your friend.

Posted on: 7/12 18:02
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