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36 minutes ago, liphunter said:

snagged, are you happy with simms products?

Yep and so are my buddies.  I have shirts, hats and buffs from them.  Can't go wrong with Exoficio or Patagonia either.  I also have a couple sun shirts made my Hanes that were stupid cheap.  I wear the Hanes a lot when I bike ride which is 4 times a week and they get pretty stinky.  

 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sport-Mens-Cool-DRI-Performance-Long-Sleeve-Tshirt-50-UPF/21014908?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227015236190&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42972625112&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-81464807312&wl5=9022931&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=21014908&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlqTu3aq-4gIVXLjACh1zmwrKEAQYASABEgIfTfD_BwE

 

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I haven't tried the hooded sun shirts yet, but I do wear either a long sleeve sun shirt or a short sleeve version with sun sleeves, fingerless sun gloves, a buff and now a floppy hat. In the past, I always work a regular hat, but sometimes I would forget to pull my buff back up after pulling it down or whatever reason. My ears would be exposed and start burning before I realized it. With the floppy hat, my ears are still protected and my buff will protect most if not all of my neck while pulled down.

Long sleeves, buff and floppy hat
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Picture from last year with the sleeves. Those sleeves are great for when it gets REALLY hot out.
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I went out there other day all ready to hit the ponds... Had HUK hoodie, gloves, and a SA face buff.  The sun was least of my concerns.  I wasnt out 5min with my buff pulled down and got swarmed by the biting gnats... I mean my arms and neck and beard were covered with hundreds of them.  

I went back to the car and had about a dozen welts on my neck and in my beard... I did catch 3 fish on my first 3 casts so I pulled buff all the way up under my hat and headed back out.  All was good, but they started getting under my glasses and one got trapped between my buff and the corner of my eye...

I knew it tagged me pretty good but wasn't expecting my eye to be almost swelled shut the next morning.  A full day of ice and ibuprofen, and now 4 days later it's about back to normal.  

I was covered in deet too, but the bugs are stupid bad already out by me.  No sun burn though lol

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Welcome to the club.  I got swarmed when I was out in my pond prowler last week.  By the time I got to shore and loaded my boat I was covered in them.  Bit my on eyelids, in my ears and nose and all over my head.  12 days later I still have red patches where they hit me especially hard.  My buddy had a camping trip Memorial weekend and only lasted one night.  They are brutal.

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Wow. didn't know biting gnats were a problem in that part of the world.  Never have been bothered by them here or over at Table Rock.  There are gnats here, tons of them at times, but they don't bite.

P.S. - When you guys come down here to fish, make sure you don't being any of those things with you, don't need yet another invasive species.  😄

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1 hour ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Welcome to the club.  I got swarmed when I was out in my pond prowler last week.  By the time I got to shore and loaded my boat I was covered in them.  Bit my on eyelids, in my ears and nose and all over my head.  12 days later I still have red patches where they hit me especially hard.  My buddy had a camping trip Memorial weekend and only lasted one night.  They are brutal.

I def feel your pain buddy.  Buff did a good job of keeping them off me minus the one that got the corner of my eye...

 

9 minutes ago, Quillback said:

Wow. didn't know biting gnats were a problem in that part of the world.  Never have been bothered by them here or over at Table Rock.  There are gnats here, tons of them at times, but they don't bite.

P.S. - When you guys come down here to fish, make sure you don't being any of those things with you, don't need yet another invasive species.  😄

Haha I'm try not to bring any. I had a white shirt on and it was almost black out there covered in them.  They were all down inside my hood and on my back too.  Nasty little buggers

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On 5/29/2019 at 5:14 PM, snagged in outlet 3 said:

I think it’s these.  

https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publichealth/insects/bitingmidge.html

They are talking about it on local radio too. 

The infamous blackflies, used to get them in Massachusetts, but never got swarmed by them.  They are supposedly really bad in Maine during the spring.  

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