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Old 09-04-2012, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: Biting Flies and Harm Reduction

We fish in a lot of remote Northeastern areas where we routinely get inundated with swarms of blackflies, skeeters, deerflies, with the occasional horsefly as big as a B52 thrown in for good measure. We use the Simms No-Fly Zone hats and Sawyer products on our exposed skin and clothing. The Sawyer wash-in permethrin clothing treatment works very well, and none of us have gotten "ticked."

I try not to put any repellent on my hands because I dont want to get any on my line, so when the deerflies are bad, I wear sungloves so they dont bite the backs of my hands so badly. Its tough to hold still just before a trout takes your offering while there's a deerfly munching away on your hand!
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