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Old 09-23-2019, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Demon fly !!! What is this?

Anyone know what sort of fly this is? He looks like the “stealth bomber” of the fly world!

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Old 09-23-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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I call em big horse flies. Seen quite a few of them this year.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:39 PM   #3
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But I agree with you. That’s a wicked looking fly
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:43 PM   #4
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You'll durn sure know you been bit of one gets you, they don't sting but they do bite! Kinda the pibull of the fly world.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:59 PM   #5
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I saw one for the first time at Hubbard creek a few weeks ago... They are slow and easy to sway compared to their smaller cousins
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:43 PM   #6
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Wow he’s the size of a basketball!
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:47 PM   #7
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We are covered up in them this year. When we drive in to our place, they cover the back of the bed cover. Every one I have talked to up here is saying they are horrible this year.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:04 PM   #8
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I got bit by one last summer just below my armpit on my torso and ended up getting an infection. I had a knot the size of a tennis ball for 3 weeks until antibiotics finally kicked it. I learned that they have little razor like apendages they slice you with like scissors. They are aggressive, nasty little sob's.... I've been bit by several, but that was a first!
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:05 PM   #9
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Always called them horse flies. They’ll draw blood!
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:09 PM   #10
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Yep good ol horse fly.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:12 PM   #11
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The rare, reclusive Horse Fly
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:25 PM   #12
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When I was kid I would catch them Horse flies, smear bearing grease over their eyes and stick a broom straw up its azz. Them things would fly straight up in the air till they disappeared.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:26 PM   #13
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Good ol horse fly. Had one get me yesterday while we were roping claves
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:45 PM   #14
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Seen several this year

Killed one with the ol red Ryder BB gun

Was coming out of the gate the other night after feeding and spraying the horse for some kind of small flys

Noticed something fall off of the gate post and it was one of those big black devils
Stomped it and there was easily an inch and a half spot of blood in the grass. Probably been biting the horse or one of the goats and got overloaded

Pretty sure they lay their eggs in or near water

Sand / deer flys are what is wearing me out though
More this year than I have ever seen
Smaller cousin of that big black one, about size of house fly but yellow with camo looking wings
Attack your head more often than not


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Old 09-23-2019, 05:55 PM   #15
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They hurt period! Nasty suckers when they tag you for sure!
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:00 PM   #16
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Seen several this year

Killed one with the ol red Ryder BB gun

Was coming out of the gate the other night after feeding and spraying the horse for some kind of small flys

Noticed something fall off of the gate post and it was one of those big black devils
Stomped it and there was easily an inch and a half spot of blood in the grass. Probably been biting the horse or one of the goats and got overloaded

Pretty sure they lay their eggs in or near water

Sand / deer flys are what is wearing me out though
More this year than I have ever seen
Smaller cousin of that big black one, about size of house fly but yellow with camo looking wings
Attack your head more often than not


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Boy them deer flies will make a feller mad, they dont stop. Try squirrel hunting with them thangs burning up the back your neck.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:33 PM   #17
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We always called them elephant flies. Seems like they were around water and would leave a pretty good whelp when they bit you.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:36 PM   #18
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Wow he’s the size of a basketball!
Hilarious.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:37 PM   #19
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Was killing up to 5 at a time off my legs this summer in Utah.

Got plumb tore up while fly fishing
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:59 PM   #20
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Them *******s hurt!
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