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#11 The Flying Tench

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 03:49 PM

Thanks everyone. In my case I don't think it's horse flies. There's no actual pain, just a small pink spot that itches when I get home. Certainly not as nasty as a Blandford fly. Maybe a mozzie?

 

As phone says, I am hesitant with fly repellant as if it gets on the hands it can also be fish repellent. Does anyone know if mozzie's can bite through clothing?


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

Thanks everyone. In my case I don't think it's horse flies. There's no actual pain, just a small pink spot that itches when I get home. Certainly not as nasty as a Blandford fly. Maybe a mozzie?
 
As phone says, I am hesitant with fly repellant as if it gets on the hands it can also be fish repellent. Does anyone know if mozzie's can bite through clothing?

I once used a plastic folding chair the plastic version of the old seats you hire on the beach and one got me through it ,i know it did i wriggled as i felt it stick me and bent its pointy thing ,the bugger was on the other side of the chair pinned by its point!big bugger aswell !
I never found such stuff as jungle formula or autan had any effect on fishing (nor jungle formula wasp away either) never noticed a difference on catch rate pre or after application
This may lead to the culprits (or not)
https://www.mosi-gua...-ultimate-guide

PS a horse fly makes a blandford fly look like its kissing you! You will jump

Edited by chesters1, 18 June 2018 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

You don't need to spray repellent on your hands anyway, just arms, legs & neck area.

 

No need to rub it in either - just spray on & dries it very quickly on its own & even a quick squirt in my receding hair, but not too much, as sweat running into your eyes with this stuff is unfunny.


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM

A Scottish ghillie once told me that he used an Avon perfumed spray to keep the mossies away; and that it was a common mosquito repellent used by a lot of the ghillies up there in Scotland.

I never tried it myself though.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:50 PM

Avon "Skin-So-Soft", I believe they swear by. Never tried it.

 

I have Scottish highland midges in my garden here in Lancashire.

 

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:54 PM

A Scottish ghillie once told me that he used an Avon perfumed spray to keep the mossies away; and that it was a common mosquito repellent used by a lot of the ghillies up there in Scotland.

I never tried it myself though.

Didnt you find it strange he wore a feather boa and minced across the moors lol

I have often wondered why african countries (or cases of blue tongue here) dont just put up big UV bug zappers anf fry mozzies and midges ,the contents could be used as protein for animals
If i sit outside even here i take my 20w one and its constantly zapping mozzies and midges ,in the case of africa perhaps malaria is a needed way of thinning out the less advantaged in society?

Edited by chesters1, 19 June 2018 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

thanks, Chesters, a very helpful guide. In my case I'm fairly sure mosquitos

I once used a plastic folding chair the plastic version of the old seats you hire on the beach and one got me through it ,i know it did i wriggled as i felt it stick me and bent its pointy thing ,the bugger was on the other side of the chair pinned by its point!big bugger aswell !
I never found such stuff as jungle formula or autan had any effect on fishing (nor jungle formula wasp away either) never noticed a difference on catch rate pre or after application
This may lead to the culprits (or not)
https://www.mosi-gua...-ultimate-guide

PS a horse fly makes a blandford fly look like its kissing you! You will jump


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