Bug Stuff DEET-Free Repellant

Unfortunately, bugs don't go on vacation...

Winter means it's time to head to warmer climes for fishing adventures. Unfortunately, bugs don't go on vacation, and most destinations will still have plenty of resident mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Biotropica, a new company based in Andros Island, Bahamas, features a line of body-care products that were inspired by the natural elements of the islands. One offering is a completely DEET-free insect repellant called Bug Stuff.

Because it doesn't contain DEET, it won't eat through your fly line. It's also made from select plant oils and extracts like rosemary, thyme, cedar wood and citronella, along with skin moisturizers and conditioners like vitamin E and aloe vera. Bug Stuff is nonstaining and only lightly scented.

Bug Stuff is available as either a gel or a spray, and the 4.5-ounce bottles retail for $15 and $16, respectively. For more information, contact Biotropica at 724-312-2441 or visit www.biotrop