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post #1 of 34 Old 05-07-2016, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Black flies have arrived in big numbers anyone coming north be warned.

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black flys are biting

I fed some of the hungriest blood thirstiest ones near Charleston Lake this morning.

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Tsk, tsk!

The plural of "fly" is "flies" - and definitely not "fly's" with an apostrophe which indicates the possessive, e.g., the fly's wings.
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It's the state bird in most of the Northeast up your way this time of the year. Then come mosquitoes, then deer flies, then green heads, then hopefully a killing frost until it begins again next year. Not much we can do but suck it up before they do :-)

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Tsk, tsk!

The plural of "fly" is "flies" - and definitely not "fly's" with an apostrophe which indicates the possessive, e.g., the fly's wings.
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I saw a documentary years ago about some young folk who were replicating the journey of the original Voyageurs , in huge heavy row/sail boats from out west to Montreal . York boats ?

They had to frequently portage those heavy barges through miles of bush . The scenes of the bugs they had to contend with , while in period dress and no modern repellants , and dragging a ton of rowboat through the northern forest , are what I remember most .

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Had two bees that visited my helmet during a ride this week!

Lucky me, no sting...

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Black fly's have arrived in big numbers anyone coming north be warned.
Aaaaaahhhhhhh the memories of riding home from the cottage in the seventies....blood tricking down my neck from various locations under my helmet !

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Sex bugs are getting bad down along the Texas coast if that helps.............

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Well, I guess I'm in for it soon. I'm heading up through Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for 9 or 10 days starting this Thursday. I've had some bad times with black flies/fly's back in the day when I used to fish in the Spring in Maine.
I think it will be cool enough to wear longs sleeves and pants, etc while off the bike with plenty of Deet and I've got a head net if it gets really bad.
Just really looking forward to travelling. I won't be camping every night, I'll probably stay at motels 3 or 4 times during the trip.

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