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Johnnh

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Black Flies are getting bad
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:13 AM »
I have a small pond and a brook on my land (south west of concord) and we border about 350 acres of forest with a couple more ponds and a small river. All good breeding grounds for black flies.

Our friends the black flies have been light for the past coule of years, but, they have come in thick this year. They are out in swarms and thirsty so yard work and stream fishing makes you itchy.
I fish a couple lakes in my area and once you get about 30 yds from shore the flys thin out

How are the flies in your areas?

Jethro

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 11:35 AM »
Brutal. I was getting swarmed last night with them while doing yardwork. I have wetlands near me too, about 15 minutes Northwest of Concord.

AquaAssassin

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 11:47 AM »
Same at my house but I’ll take it, they don’t seem to last long and there is nothing worse than mosquitos to me personally including ticks
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Steve H.

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 12:55 PM »
Wow, already, huh.  I figured every bug would come alive this weekend with the summer temps ahead.  At least I might find some dry fly action.
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zwiggles

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 03:06 PM »
I inhaled a few running an errand at lunch just now on the sea coast.

AquaAssassin

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2022, 04:54 PM »
Lunch at 4? Tell em you need a raise  :P
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mowbizz

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2022, 05:10 PM »
Yup…swarming hungry little bastards…they were feasting while doing yard work today…half hour north west of Conkid 😡

filetandrelease

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2022, 05:14 PM »

 They are suffocating here

lowaccord66

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2022, 06:43 PM »
Havent hit me bad yet in Northwest CT but they will.  I also get obliterated by the noseeums where my boat is slipped.

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2022, 05:03 AM »
Weird we don't have them here in the midwest. You have to go quite a ways north to experience them. I wonder what's different that they don't thrive here?

But mosquitos and deer flies are a different story!

I found this:

https://extension.unh.edu/resource/black-flies-fact-sheet
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Jethro

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2022, 06:53 AM »
Same at my house but I’ll take it, they don’t seem to last long and there is nothing worse than mosquitos to me personally including ticks

I've already picked 2 ticks off me this year. Got a feeling it's going to be a bad year for them.

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2022, 10:28 AM »
I find the ticks are worst early in the spring and taper off by Memorial Day (unless I go walking under powerlines)

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2022, 08:07 PM »
I was nearly carried off this morning. Mosquitos were also in the mix.

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #13 on: Jun 09, 2022, 05:21 AM »
I was turkey hunting in NH and the black flies and mosquitoes were terrible. Also picked off about 6 ticks. Turkeys fell so I forgot all about it.

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Re: Black Flies are getting bad
« Reply #14 on: Jun 09, 2022, 05:47 AM »
nice turkey! congratulations


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