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Insect Repellent Clothing for Fishing

You’re enjoying a long day of fishing out on the water when – ouch! A bug bite.

No one likes getting bitten by bugs, and some mosquito and tick bites can be dangerous to your health. Some of the best fishing locations are also pretty buggy, so it can be hard to avoid insects when fishing.

Many anglers choose to use bug spray, but this can be unsafe as well; most insect repellents contain DEET, and while health concerns are not corroborated by any significant scientific study, many people choose to avoid the chemical.

Aside from health concerns, bug sprays containing DEET are often greasy, smelly, and can stain clothing. For anglers specifically, bug sprays can get on hooks and lures, making your equipment slippery and scaring off fish due to the strong smell.

Luckily, there is an alternative to bug spray: technology has brought us bug-repellent clothing, proven to keep bugs off of you without the negative effects of smelly, greasy sprays.

See the full list on Fishmasters' website here.

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May 8, 2022

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