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Old 02-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I got out today for the first time this year. I was armed with my new 8wt and my new Ross Rhythm reel. Water was low and murky. I worked the holes I knew. I had a few nice bumbs but no takers. Then i moved to a spot with fast water and holds fish in the summer and picked up one smallie Dink. Other then that a slow 2 hours. I also did not even think about my line or my rod freezing up. What happen was I was frozen and I left









Anyone have any ideas on how to prevent Ice on the rod...

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fish when the temperature is above 32 deg
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone have any ideas on how to prevent Ice on the rod...

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I've used reel magic with limited success. I've heard silicone spray works better, but I've never tried it.
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I've heard non-stick cooking spray and wd-40. I used wd-40 once and it seemed my line deteriorated much faster after that. Had to cut off any part that was exposed to it. Never used non-stick spray.
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Try Blakemore Reel Magic. It works great on monofilament and keeps ice off of guides pretty well. I use it on all of my reels, summer and winter. However, I don't know if it works with flyline. Check with Blakemore's website.[/img]
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DON'T USE COOKING SPRAY!! If you do, and don't remove every trace of it, it will gum up your reel and line. Cooking spray is not a lubricant. I've seen suggestions on using it to lube all kinds of things. It works for a little while then turns to a gummy jelly that is very hard to remove. In the long run, it's a better glue than lubricant.
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have you tried skykomish lure floatant ? it repels water maybe rubbin some on your line might help
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