That's hilarious RK! Reminds me of a friends account of his first Salmon Fly Hatch on the Yellowstone...had a baseball cap on and one of the flies landed on the bill then took a look underneath - scared the heck out of him!roadkill said:several times down on the ark i have been invaded by hoards of no-see-ums they didnt bite but sure would fly into any opening. its not to bad in your mouth or nose as you can spit or blow them out but when they fly down in your ear the little critters crawlling around in there can drive you nuts. thats why i carry some foam earpugs like for shooting and just shove those in there and the no-see-ums cant get in to bug ya
i am curious. What happens to the fly line. Doe it get hard? melt? become forever sticky? refuse to uncoil?paddlefish said:I keep bottles of 100% Deet in my vest and backpacks. If the bugs come, that stops them, especially black flies, which I hate a lot worse than skeeters. You don't need to use a ton at that strength... my understanding is that Deet masks the smells that the bugs key in on.
DO NOT apply 100% Deet with your fingertips unless you want to destroy your fly line. Instead, drip it on the backs of your hands and spread it around that way.