Too bad, you used a DEET base aerosol or lotion repellent to protect yourself from insect bites while enjoying a day of fishing. While insect repellent containing DEET, does a good job of repelling bugs, did you know it also does a good job damaging fishing lures and line spools? DEET can eat away non-worm resistant tackle boxes, your vinyl fly coatings, as well as weaken monofilament line. All this pending damage, just by transferring the oily DEET base repellent from your hands to your favorite fishing gear.
Avoid this costly mistake. Apply your DEET base repellent to the back of your hands, and spread it over your body that way. You avoid passing your repellent onto you gear and other items, such as your sandwich or can of beer.
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