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Is it just me-last couple of times down to Pueblo the flies come out about 10 AM and start biting exposed skin. I know I can suck it up but these guys bite like deer flies and hurt.

Don't like wearing deet because fish really don't like that odor and your gonna get it on your hands and lures.
 

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus has a funky odor and is a bit oily but works very well against biting flies. No DEET in the formula.
 

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Thanks guys.
 

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I use DEET all the time. Hasn't hurt my catch ratio any. Oh and I use sunscreen also- I think the fish like PABA-
 

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skin so soft really works well against flies if you're scared of deet
 

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How do you know it hasn't hurt your catch ratio if you use it all the time. :)
 

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How do you know it hasn't hurt your catch ratio if you use it all the time. :)
I know these things-:cool: Actually I mis-spoke. I use DEET whenever the flies are bad. My catch rate is the same when using or not using.

And many many times at 11-mile ice fishing( and you know how 11-mile can be) oUT THERE FISHING SEVERAL HOURS NOT A TOUCH PUT THE SUNSCREEN ON AND wham fish-on! Its happened waaaay too may times to be a farce.
 

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Yes, those flies SUCK. We had the SUP boards on the river yesterday and they wouldn't leave me alone...
 

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Its always in mid to late July when they get bad on plebs. Def sucks....my last two trips out there had a few flies in the boat each time. Biting bastards...
 
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