How Do You Keep Black Flies Away?

How Do You Keep Black Flies Away?

Everything that I have read about keeping black flies, mosquitoes, no see um, chiggers away has always been a defensive solution to the problem.  If you surround your area with burning incense, or set up three or four units that attract them away from you, or spray your yard, porch, or tent with some sort of solution, you can defend your area from biting insects.  Some ideas work somewhat.  Some not so much.  And the reason for that is: all biting insects are attracted to the carbon doxide flume that we exhale when we breathe.  While many of these ideas irritate the black flies, they in no way deter them from finding a way to get to there food!

Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope offers an offensive solution to keeping black flies away!

Today, science has proven that mosquitoes, black flies, no see um, chiggers, minges, deer flies, and ticks are all attracted to one thing......the carbon dioxide flume that all humans and animals exhale when they breathe!  (Research the Research)  And, science has also proven that certain formulas of fragrances will interfere with an insect's ability to detect carbon dioxide. 

"If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!" says Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.

Back in 1910, when fly fisherman Obie Sherer was being chased from his favorite fishing hole in Maine by a hungry horde of black flies that he noticed a local Native American sitting peaceably by the stream without a biting insect in sight!  Now this was way before chemical bug repellents became in vogue.  Deet was not patented until 1946.

Somewhere in his mind, either by chance or his love of fly fishing, Obie reckoned that a particular blend of natural fragrances from living in the woods could protect a person from biting insects!  Using a base formula that hunters in the day applied to themselves to camouflage their human scent, Obie developed a product that he called Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.  Soon thereafter a logging foreman saw Obie peaceably fishing in his favorite spot.  A handshake contract was made and the first commercial batch of Fly Dope was sold.

Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.  The world's first and best protection against all biting insects!


Sun, Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm


Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!

David C.



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