01-07-2006, 08:03 PM
spent the day fishing on the salmon river, but unfortunately spent more time de-icing my guides than actually fishing.
anyone have any good tips on keeping the guides ice free?
i've heard of using WD-40 - anyone with any experience with this?
likewise, i heard that Loon makes a deicing product.
i've also heard that fly floatant applied to the guides helps.
any thoughts would be helpful.
That's a tough one...
not a solution per se but lots of line stripping causes more icing
titanium guides shed ice better
dipping the guides in the water is a quick fix that causes more icing overall
other than that a trip to the Bahamas is all I can think of :)
01-08-2006, 04:57 AM
An obvious hint is trying to move the line through the guides as little as possible. Spey and roll casting do this well, and if you're high-sticking, try to keep the same length of line out all the time.
On a recent trip there, I was surprised by how well Stanley's ice-off worked.
But the basic line of defense is not to pull a wet line into the guides.
I also have issues wit the line itself icing up, getting heavy and ruining drifts; only trick I can find there is to high-stick with a shorter line and try to keep it off the water as much as possible.
01-08-2006, 08:59 PM
thanks for the input.
sounds as if ice is a problem to live with.
i suppose it's better to have iced guides than not to be fishing
Chapstick works pretty well, probably gives you another ten minutes of fishing each time and that adds up to about an hour a day. Any Fish?
01-09-2006, 03:35 PM
stanley's ice off paste workd well also
01-09-2006, 07:43 PM
[QUOTE= Any Fish?[/QUOTE]
none landed that day. there are quite a few in the river though.
01-09-2006, 10:31 PM
Pam veggie spray is supposed to work, as with any petro I would try to keep it off my line.