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    I like the idea of Alaska but.....bugs. My family has some land/water in Lake of the Woods (Canadian/American, nobody really knows). It's a huge bug fest. Great fishing, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I like the idea of Alaska but.....bugs.
    Depends where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Depends where you are.
    Where are there no bugs? Don't say, "Arctic Circle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Where are there no bugs? Don't say, "Arctic Circle".
    Actually the "arctic Circle" as you put it is a terrible place for bugs from about June to late August. Carry you away bad.

    Dillingham, where we lived for 8 years had a large population of Mosquitos, no-see-ums, and white socks. You just get used to it. Then we moved to Anchorage, and although we are in "remote Anchorage", the bugs as almost non-existant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Actually the "arctic Circle" as you put it is a terrible place for bugs from about June to late August. Carry you away bad.

    Dillingham, where we lived for 8 years had a large population of Mosquitos, no-see-ums, and white socks. You just get used to it. Then we moved to Anchorage, and although we are in "remote Anchorage", the bugs as almost non-existant.
    Cool! I would never get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Cool! I would never get used to it.
    You real do. I don't even react to Mosquitos anymore. I never got used to "white socks". Festering welts for a month. Bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    You real do. I don't even react to Mosquitos anymore. I never got used to "white socks". Festering welts for a month. Bastards.
    To tell you the truth, I am not bothered by mosquitos in a literal way. They seldom bite me. Deer flies, etc, oh, yes and I hate it.

    When I fish, I use DEET liberally. But that's a sporadic application. I wouldn't want to live that way, every day in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    To tell you the truth, I am not bothered by mosquitos in a literal way. They seldom bite me. Deer flies, etc, oh, yes and I hate it.

    When I fish, I use DEET liberally. But that's a sporadic application. I wouldn't want to live that way, every day in summer.
    I don't. Haven't used DEET once this year. BTW, you know to keep it off your fishing line right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    I don't. Haven't used DEET once this year. BTW, you know to keep it off your fishing line right?
    It's on me, not my line. I dose myself about hour before, wash hands, and I wear fingerless gloves to fish so no real cross-contamination in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It's on me, not my line. I dose myself about hour before, wash hands, and I wear fingerless gloves to fish so no real cross-contamination in my life.
    Just seen lots of "broken" lines with DEET bathers.
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