Poison Ivy in the winter

January 8, 2013

Poison Ivy in the winter

Just a quick shout out to those of you who fish in the winter. You can still get poison Ivy rite now !!!! Trust me I'm coming off a 10 day recovery . The oil in the plant does not freeze up , it also can take up to 72 hours after contact to show up . It can & will spread to you from your clothes, dog pretty much anything it comes in contact with. The tough thing is that it is super tough to spot this time of year. If you are allergic \"like I am\" my advice is to stay away from the areas you know it resides in the summer. If fishing draws you to these areas\"like it does me\" then my next piece of advice would be go buy some poison Ivy wash & carry it with you making sure u wash up before leaving the river & again when you return home(and your dog & gear) cold water is key.. .If you have never had it I would be very cautious, this is  is totally miserable & almost an unbearable  itch!! Bear trap holds a high concentration of this bastard of a plant as well as some of the best winter fishing in the area , so not only watch your back cast out there but your step !! Even more so where you may choose to eat lunch  or \"take a break\"..Cheers & keep an eye on what your dog is rolling in because it just might not be otter scat !!!

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