Like it or not, when you leave the cities and travel to pristine remote fisheries, you’re likely to encounter some bugs. Whether it’s mosquitoes in Alaska, ‘no-see-ums’ in the Bahamas or horseflies in BC, little flying critters can be a pain in the behind.
We’ve tried every bug spray under the sun, and our favorite by far is Ultrathon spray.
Ultrathon contains a fairly moderate amount of DEET (19%), but it seems to be just as effective as the 100% rub-on versions that make your skin hot (which can’t be good). The spray format is critical, since it allows you to apply the stuff without getting it on the palms of your hands. If you’ve ever handled a fly line with DEET on your hands, you know that DEET and fly lines are a bad combination, and the DEET wins every time.
Next time you’re headed on a fishing trip, try some Ultrathon spray. You’ll like it.