Damn Fly Meter
The most popular question on every locals page coast wide.
How bad are the flies at the beach today?
Those gnarly biting black marsh flies. We all know a west wind is the worst for conditions and the DFM (Damn Fly Meter) will be a 10. We came up with this App to help people determine just how bad the flies will be based on the current conditions.
DFM 0 to 4 … none to very little flies not annoying at all
DFM 4 to 6 small amount of flies. Stay away from objects that block wind. They will start to reside in your vehicle, close the windows.
DFM 6 to 8 The flies are numerous and will be very annoying.
FM 8 to 10 … The flies are horrible, stay home or stand in the water to avoid being bit. Lock your vehicle doors and hide your children
The DFM is in the beta testing stage and we would appreciate any feedback, email Admin@delaware-surf-fishing.com. We are aware it needs a little tweaking. For example the point in Cape Henlopen will be more accurate using the Lewes Beach selection. The phone apps for droid and iphone should be ready by the beginning of summer or the Damn Fly Season.