Originally Posted by ttr230
My 1st trip on Lodore...going with very experienced group. Taking my tween & 14 year old daughter. Concerned about the bugs. Launching August 1st. Any recent beta would be great about bugs. We have DEET. Where does one buy bug headnets? Do we wear them the whole time on the boat?
My guess is by August most bugs will be down significantly as it sounds like they are most related to high water in the willows earlier in the season down in the river itself. At the put in they are doing flood-irrigation not too far away and thus the bugs at the put in all season.
Anyone free to comment/add/edit.
Long sleeve shirts and pants really help in addition to DEET.
Cabela's or Bass Pro will have head nets. Not sure where in Eagle. Maybe one of the outfitters/fly shops could order you some.
Our other 2 trips were about your time (this year's trip was early season and really buggy) and the later season trips weref only buggy right at the put in. All else was relatively non-buggy.