fleas and flies

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Clouser flies on a fly tying table
Old flies on the dashboard of the boat

It’s that time of year, fleas and flies both find their way to the boat. Some of the flies are invit­ed, the fleas… not so much.

They aren’t actu­al­ly fleas, but they are small dark bugs that attach them­selves to the boat, your legs, and any­where they can. Rumor has it that striped bass eat these bugs. Striped bass eat grreen­head flies as well.

Barn­sta­ble Har­bor is all about the tides. Every trip is based on tide. Is the tide com­ing in, will the tide be going out? Incom­ing tides are espe­cial­ly sus­cep­ti­ble to fleas and flies because the tide comes in the bugs can no longer cling to the grass. Any pass­ing boat is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for rest­ing. So hop on they do. And they bite!!!!

But real­ly, on this boat we are all about the flies! Fish­ing with the flies. So come on out and check out what our flies can do!!!

BTW, this big engine can out run those fleas any day!!! 🙂