A Hat, A Bandana, and A few drops of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope

A Hat, A Bandana, and A few drops of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope

Since 1910 when Obie Sherer was doing a hasty stage left out of the Maine woods while being chased out of his favorite fishing hole by a horde of blood sucking insects, those who love the outdoors have benefited since.  You see, in his rush to escape the mosquitoes and blackflies, he happened to run past a Native American who was sitting peaceably by the stream without a biting insect in sight!  "Why?  Huh?  How come?"  He asked himself? 

Some of his successful hunting friends had been making a human masking scent from an old 1882 recipe that seemed to work quite well.  Obie tinkered with the recipe and lo and behold, his fishing trips were never again interrupted by mosquitoes, black flies, or noseeums.  Before Obie went into the woods, he placed a few drops of his Fly Dope on his hat, on his bandana, and on his boot laces.

A foreman at a Maine woods camp noticed Obie fly fishing serenely without a biting insect in sight while his men spent half of their time swatting mosquitoes and black flies instead of cutting.  Obie mixed up a batch for the crew and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope was born.

The first and still the best protection against biting insects in the world.


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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