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tjs
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 9:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

How are the black flies this season? I'm thinking of coming up and would like to avoid the worst.
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irishfield
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Post Number: 32
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

They know when the tourists are due in!! LOL

None from Sunday the 15th till thursday am before the long weekend. Come Friday pretty fierce...but not really biting...or maybe that was just due to my odour from 4 days of installing docks and crawling around under a cottage cutting and splicing blown water pipes, etc! Don't shower or wash and for god sakes don't eat any bananas!

Cheers,
Wayne
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paul_hammersten
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

" Don't eat any bananas" ?!

Whats the scoop?

Doubt if I will get any furthur North than the Maine woods this summer, but the black flies are already fierce along the trails I hike here on Cape Cod to read my water wells each week.

I always have a banana with my morning cereal!!

Need I change my food habit?

Best

Paul
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irishfield
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Maybe that's why the black flies are fierce Paul! LOL

Just passing on advise I got off the Ontario fishing board...here it is as it was presented. No scientific study, just one mans opinion!
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Eat lotsa citrus fruit like limes and lemons. Your body will absorb it and be a natural dettrerant to those pesky bugs. Plus don't shower cause you'll smell like soap. Oh and don't eat a banana the potasium is an attractant. So hopefully in a couple of weeks you'll smell like crap cause ya have'nt showered and your skin will have the consistency of a lemon. Can't gauratnee that'll keep the bugs away but it most definetely will keep the mrs. away
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ed
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Post Number: 191
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

That must have been my problem. I had a bath on Wawiagama earlier in the afternoon and the little devils zeroed in on me. Before that I smelled like crap, not having had a decent bath in at least 15 days.
Thanks for the insight Irishfield.
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irishfield
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Glad to see you had a successfull trip Ed!...or at least I assume you did and you didn't become bear food. I'm heading back up next Monday (13th)..will see how the bugs are then.

Cheers,
Wayne
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ed
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I think I might be too tough for decent Bear food.

Besides I think the snoring bothers them somewhat......And then there is the attack dog that sleeps beside me.
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irishfield
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Post Number: 37
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

LOL :-O)
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ohioan
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I wonder how accurate this is?!?!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/features/bugs/ind ex.htm
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ed
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Post Number: 202
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I wonder if they stand back and throw darts at different colored spots representing concentrations of flies?
I have never seen such an impressive looking chart. I wonder if the flies know about it and co-operate at all with the Weather Network as to which days they may be available in force?

More seriously, it would be interesting to understand how they developed the forecast.
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brian
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Post Number: 426
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Developed while sitting on the toilet in the seventh-floor washroom.

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