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Old 05-24-2001, 09:46 PM
fishbuster1 fishbuster1 is offline
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NOSEEUMS

Anybody out there know of a good product for repeling no-see-ums? This has been the worst year I can remember for them.
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Old 05-24-2001, 10:46 PM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

I got one of those bug jackets with hood. very effective
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Old 05-24-2001, 11:44 PM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

Cuban cigars
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Old 05-25-2001, 08:19 AM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

ssully,
Where are you from? There is a military surplus store in Wareham on rt6 called Bannanas. They have military grade insect repelent that works great.
Brian
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Old 05-25-2001, 08:20 AM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

last post should have been to fishbuster1
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:25 AM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

I take a B complex vitamin supplement and it seems to keep any blood sucking critter from drilling. They'll still zomm around you and sometimes even land but no drilling! Bugs have always seemed to prefer me, when I go float tube fishing on the ponds in ME and NH my friends litteral keep 25 feet away- they swarm around me and my head porch (bug net) and insect repellent while my friends are bug free only smoking an occasional cigarette. Now, taking the vitamin B I have NO problems. I don't which (B-1 B6, b12 etc.) it is so I just take a B Complex and it covers them all. Best part, one pill lasts all day. once you taken it for three days it seems to be in your system and you'll notice results

Good luck- I wish someone had clued me into this a long time ago!
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:35 AM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

First, apply 100% deet all over your face, ears, neck, hair and hat. Next, seal yourself off with clothes you can sacrifice over the course of a season. Long pants,socks, shoes, long sleeve shirt with tight fitting collar and cuffs. Spray these clothes with an 18 to 20% deet product. Now, go and wash your hands thoroughly so you don't get any of this nasty crap on your lines. Next light cigar. Now, go fishing. With this arrangement, you are a toxic mess, but all you sacrifice to the hellish things are your hands, and you can blow cigar smoke over 'em. This arrangement has defeated everything from no see ums on the Essex to sandflies in NZ to backcountry mosquitoes in Wyoming. And you don't run the risk of ridicule when someone sees you in one of those crazy looking bug jackets. Although I've got one of those too, and it works. Still crazy looking, though.
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:38 AM
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RE: NOSEEUMS

No doubt. Go to CVS and buy 'Skin So Soft'.

The stuff works unbelievable. Just rub it on any exposed skin. Those things will land and die. Its amazing. You will have thousands of dead ones to wipe off your body but who cares.

It's got to be something with the oil in the product. Some guys up on the North Shore showed me the stuff on one random outing two years ago.

The stuff isn't that bad fo your skin either and smells decent.
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:40 AM
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Those sandflies are treat aren't they?
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Old 05-25-2001, 02:05 PM
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I've never had any luck with Skin So Soft. Tried it before. Just plain old Deep Woods Off seems to work for me. I'll give that B vitamin complex from prev post a shot though.
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