Jay_paternostro

Guides icing up

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Dip your guides back in the water.

 

The open, unfrozen water will thaw the ice in the guides, at least temporarily.

 

I did this when fishing midge hatches on spring creeks in the winter and early spring months...

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I have the same issue while winter YP fishing. I'll spray my rod guides with Silicone each time before heading out. Not a 100% fix but certainly helps out considerably.

 

PAM gums up when cold, and Chap stick or Vaseline is even worse.

 

JAL

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Are you using mono/fluoro or braid? I switch my freshwater stuff to mono for winter fishing to help avoid the ice issues. Braid picks up a lot of water, on those crazy cold days it only takes a cast or two to clog the guides up.

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You could shake me around every so often as you retrieve that I shake the water on before it actually freezes but, it's going to happen

I mostly get it in a tip second guide and a loved one guide.

HH

Ps-from last October 29th

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There was a thread about this in the fly fishing forum by @RAW I think, and I forget what he suggested, but I think everyone was surprised with the positive results. You can probably dig that up or he might comment. 

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There's be all kinds of sprays gunks and slickems to slobber all over the guides that work so good that we're still searching . Remember what is slobbered on has to get slobbered off. Just bust the ice off with your fingers and have at it , 

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