Scottish midge?

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Scottish midge?

Postby Keith Legge » 13 Feb 2013, 19:16

Hate bugs of any kind i know i'm a big girlie what can you do. :oops:

Going up Scotland in May or July but probably May whats the best repelant sprays/creams?
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 13 Feb 2013, 19:38

You could take a look at this:
http://www.midgeforecast.co.uk/
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 13 Feb 2013, 20:07

I went in May on purpose. Haven't seen one midge. Midges come out June, July I understand.
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby BB08 MCN » 13 Feb 2013, 22:16

Most outdoor shops sell head midge/mosquito nets, plain mozzy nets let the midges through the weave, so get midge ones,just in case, i used to wear mine over my crash helmet(on BritSToc 6). Not expensive but save a lot of itching.
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby Gareth R » 13 Feb 2013, 22:42

Avon skin so soft
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby BB08 MCN » 13 Feb 2013, 22:43

Gareth, your secret is out..
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby zebedeee » 13 Feb 2013, 23:08

There is no one product that works for everyone, a lot of people mention Skin so soft, but in my experience the only sure fire repelant is a midge net over your head and keep the rest of your skin covered up.

Some other people say smoking is good.

Try different things, but if your going to sit outside early evening (when they are at their worst) any where on the west coast buy a midge net, approx £4.
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby Paul Lingard » 13 Feb 2013, 23:39

I have had great success with Jungle Formula. Either cream or aerosol.
Can sit on a river bank fishing all day using that stuff and you can see them get to about an inch off you and just turn away. David mentioned smoking, it's no good unless your actually on fire mate. As David said not all products work for everyone but given a must try I would recommend Jungle Formula Keith.
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby zebedeee » 14 Feb 2013, 00:39

Paul we are talking the west coast of Scotland midge here, this is where the SAS of midges train and they are well versed in chemical warfare.
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Re: Scottish midge?

Postby Paul Lingard » 14 Feb 2013, 18:30

I'm a West Coast veteran David mate...LOL maybe more Lowlands but I've used it up in Sutherland too to good effect. Now that's where the SAS midges do their training. But not sure it would be as good for everyone.
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