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

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Can you say West Nile Virus? Which may be the best reason to be using repellant, the itch will go away the virus might kill you!!

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

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Caveman, quit trying to scare the poor bitten guy!

I for some reason seldom get the enjoyment of beautiful music buzzing around me or tiping my waitresses with fresh blood.

They did have on the news that people with O Positive blood get bit more often than the other blood types. Judging by the number of bites you must be O positive. as in ...O #censor#.....Ouch.....OMG

Having a good amount of Vitamin E in your system works wonders. But don't overdue it - it will give you a rash in them cubby holes (armpits/crotch). Also, bugs are attracted to aftershave lotions and other scents.

Posted on: 2013/7/24 8:59
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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Never fish a swampy stream in hot humid weather.

Posted on: 2013/7/24 20:47
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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We've all been there, they nailed you pretty good too. This is one of those things that needs happen only once to properly learn the lesson.

Posted on: 2013/7/26 5:08
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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I'm a chronic fly fisherman and a wetland biologist so I'm exposed to these situations quite often. Word of advice, don't apply 100% DEET to your skin. Use only on your clothes and hat. Yes, this is the stuff that will disintegrate plastics and your fly line, etc. I have grown accustomed to wearing long sleeve quick dry sun protectant shirts. Columbia, UnderArmor, Gander Mountain make some good ones that aren't expensive. While bugs will still bite through clothing, they'd much rather go for exposed areas. Spray these long sleeve shirts and your exposed areas with DEET spray no more than 40% or use the Picardin. Whatever you favor. These shirts are great because they're light and dry fast and some even come with insect repellant built in. And yes, they work. Reapplying spray throughout the day is a must so pack it with you. On another note, I've had great luck with cigars when the the "dog nut gnats" are active. You know the ones that want to crawl in your eyes. Bottom line is don't expose your skin untreated. Period. You ain't in your living room out here so prepare for it. Getting chased off a stream by bugs is a total fishing blue ball that always could be avoided.

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

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I'm quite learry of putting all these chemicals in your clothing and on your skin. Is the picardin a natural repellant?

I see some flyers smoking cigars and would like to know does this keep the bugs away?

Posted on: 2013/7/30 12:36
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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Quote:
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I see some flyers smoking cigars and would like to know does this keep the bugs away?


Not the bugs I encountered that day ... they were super squitoes

Posted on: 2013/7/30 12:46
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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

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Stagger lee - or they have been around enough smokers that they are addicted to the smells. Maybe them cigars help guide them in.

We all have a choice...we could fear for our lives and not go out fishing anymore, or take precautions to lesson our chances.

Posted on: 2013/7/31 8:53
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Re: One Word You Must Remember as to Not Ruin a Planned Afternoon of Fishing

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I spray my ball cap heavily with deep woods OFF and smoke cigars. Parodi's work well; they last a good while and don't break easily in your pack or vest. Good field cigar. I have read that female mosquitoes (the sex that feeds on blood) are especially attracted to dark colors. So avoid wearing t shirts in black, dark brown, blue, dark green, red. Light Khaki or olive drab are best.

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