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Old 07-06-2009   #1
 
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Leaches

Came out yesterday with them all over my boat.

Do I need to do a bleach wash or anything on my gear? I've never dealt with them before? Pretty nasty little critters

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Old 07-06-2009   #2
 
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Not sure about gear, but lime juice will make 'em let go of your skin.
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Drying the gear out would kill them. I am sure they don't like salt either.
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Like swank says, just let them dry out and die. Otherwise, salt will make them let go.
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Where'd you pick up leaches on your gear?
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East Creek, Park City UT.

My six year old swam a length in the pool for the first time and I had told him I would take him kayaking the first day he pulled that off. I have to admit that when I got out of the boat and saw some on my feet it freaked me out a bit.
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