Hirum Walker: "used this (FLY DOPE) when i first started cutting wood. yessir,it keeps everything away!" Posted on Facebook 4/2/2020

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Ken,
Ok, we just returned from our bike trip through the woods of north central Wisconsin. When I told my riding partners about the Old Time Woodsman Fly Dope that I ordered, they mocked me. Well, ten miles of riding and swarms of biting deer flies changed their mind. As we emerged from a section of trail, we pulled over and busted out the fly dope. The next 30 miles of riding still had many deer flies swarming around us but the biting stopped. It was absolutely amazing. FYI, the guys apologized for their skepticism. We are all now believers. 
Thanks. 
Mark
Hirum Walker: "used this when i first started cutting wood. yessir,it keeps everything away,lol "

 

“It brings back a lot of memories, the scent does,” Skip Theobald said. “And it works. That’s No. 1.”

Skip Theobald, who grew up in Brewer, remembers he and his grandfather using Ole Time Woodsman when they’d go fly fishing together. The strong-scented concoction would keep them hidden from the hoards of blackflies and mosquitoes, biting insects that inevitably pester anglers throughout the summer in Maine.

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As an ole time Mainer, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has always been a staple in my tackle box.  However, now that I am a snow bird I was not prepared for the vicious noseeums in Florida!  I sent for a bottle of fly dope, sprayed it on my fishing hat, and NOSEEUMS NO MORE!

A. Lane Crystal River Fl

I found where you can buy Old Time Woodsman and wow its expensive but if you have ever been in peak black fly season its a small price to pay.

Hello, I purchased a bottle of your fly dope through Amazon. I live in way upstate N.Y. (Adirondacks) and your product works really well.   Barbara

 

GREATEST BUG DOPE EVER. FIRST USED IT 45 YRS AGO ON A FLY-IN TO CANADA. WROTE A LETTER TO THE COMPANY CAUSE I COULD’NT FIND IT IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN.THEY USED MY LETTER IN A MAGAZINE AND SENT ME 6 BOTTLES GREAT COMPANY GREAT PRODUCT STILL USE IT ALL THE TIME.  David

 

The bugs are horrible this time of year here and your product is the best.  Bob upper NY

My husband loves this stuff and it works!!  Lori

I originally bought your Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope to repel biting black flies. I am very allergic to those bites and have to carry an epi-pen. I have not been bit for two years since using your product. Basically I dabbed it where skin might be exposed and on my scarf. 

This month I went on a week long backpack in the Hoover Wilderness in California and the mosquitos were just rabid.  I did not want to stain my clothes so I put the juice on my palms and rubbed them together.  Then I ran my palms over my clothes. NO stains and NO mosquito bites. NO more DEET for me. Great product.

J. Stone

Hi Guys;
I gotta talk to my husband into letting me order from you folks.  Years ago when my folks took the four of us heathens into the Maine woods to do some camping (1960 or was it 1959) there was three ways to go, cursing the bug, a product called 6/12 or old time woodsman's fly dope.  Personally, I took up with the old time woodsman's!  My sister thought I was a might "tetched," but a few years later, I am still a camper, and a guy that wears old-time woodsman is in trouble...I will follow him anywhere...did I mention I've been married for 28 years?  Oh well, on this last little adventure my husband (a Springfield Massachusetts City boy) I said what I would do for a smell of that wonderful elixir of bugs and rut, and he said it was long gone!  I should have put something good up to prove him wrong!  I am delighted that you are still viable, and crusher hats as well...so my youth was not a waste after all...did I mention we have two kids, or they came along the way!  So, passion of my girlhood, it is glad to see you are alive and well...did I mention the kids have moved out and are onto lives of there own?  Well, I might just order a few bottles and see what happens...in case I am not here, I will be enjoying the smell of my childhood, Maine woods, black flies, misquotes, and yes, Old time woodsman's fly dope...
Donna, a Monson Massachusetts (now Princeton Massachusetts) country girl...only at heart!
I first used Ole Time Woodsman in 1970, and then went 31 years without it. But when I found some at a fly shop in Greenville, Maine, and I gave it a whiff, and it brought back all kinds of memories from those days, I knew it was the real deal. Now I keep a supply handy at all times, and have learned up the next generation to do the same. It's not just bug dope, it's an institution.
  Wil Merck
Essex Timber Company, LLC
Ipswich, Mass.

"I am writing a request for Old Woodsman….my husband is out and can’t find it anywhere!   He won't use any other product because “they don’t smell like old woodsman”  I swear he would wear it for after shave if allowed!" 
L. McLaughlin, Searsmont, Maine

Been wanting to get some Woodmens Fly Dope since I first used it 30 years ago. Is it possible to order a bottle & get it sent out right away---heading for Canada in 10 days.
C..Heibel