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#403 - 06/12/00 11:19 PM Black Flies in the Daks
Frank Florence Offline
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Anyone get into the Adirondacks this last weekend? I'd be interested in hearing some reports on black fly conditions.

I was in the Moose River area today (working) and the critters were annoying but, all in all, conditions were not what I'd call severely bad. How about Keene Valley or Poko?


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#404 - 06/12/00 11:45 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks [Re: Frank Florence]
kevin boyle Offline
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Hey frank,

It has been quite buggy here this year. They were still around yesterday but I think the end of the cycle is near. I live in the Champlain Valley and the black flies are already gone.

Kevin


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#405 - 06/14/00 03:56 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks [Re: Frank Florence]
Leemouse2 Offline
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I was in Keene Valley last Saturday - the flies were pretty bad, though with liberal applications of Deet I seemed to be able to avoid the majority of bites. One woman who was climbing a route down the cliff from us had a beekeeper style hat on when she was belaying to keep them from flying into her ears/eyes etc.

Annoying little critters, and the bites hurt!

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#406 - 06/14/00 05:09 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks [Re: Leemouse2]
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Headnets are the way to go if one has be out in ADK black fly season. (just don't try to spit through one)

Also, I find several coats of poly-urethane covering all skin and caulking all openings in clothing. And stay inside, in a bathtub full of DEET.

YO

Store which sells pants to fit over big balls sells very small hats, too.




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#407 - 06/15/00 06:01 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks
Mim Offline
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Steveyo,
I would have thought just the opposite! Stores that sell pants to go over big balls already sell big hats!

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#408 - 06/15/00 07:37 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks [Re: Mim]
Anonymous
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Mim:
Hats for Ego-big heads, maybe, but I mean hats for brain-small heads, too. Still, it's ambiguous, eh?


YO



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#409 - 06/15/00 11:39 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks
Mim Offline
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It depends were you locate the brain, anatomically speaking...

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#410 - 06/16/00 01:46 PM Re: Black Flies in the Daks [Re: Mim]
Anonymous
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True, but those big-ball pants take for granted the typical male's brain location.

YO



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