frozen guides - Fly Fishing Forum
Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon Amazing "Inland ocean" fisheries

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-07-2006, 08:03 PM
jlsmithii's Avatar
jlsmithii jlsmithii is offline
I'd rather be fishing
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 60
frozen guides

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-07-2006, 10:53 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,585
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
__________________
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-08-2006, 04:57 AM
josko josko is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 563
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.

Last edited by josko; 01-08-2006 at 05:01 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-08-2006, 11:51 AM
DPG's Avatar
DPG DPG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Catt
Posts: 10
Try petroleum jelly!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-08-2006, 08:59 PM
jlsmithii's Avatar
jlsmithii jlsmithii is offline
I'd rather be fishing
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 60
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Shaq Shaq is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Eastern Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, NY
Posts: 146
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-09-2006, 03:35 PM
Spock's Avatar
Spock Spock is offline
Jim Buffalo Outfitters
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western N.Y.
Posts: 91
iced guides

stanley's ice off paste workd well also
__________________
Catch and Release So Others Can Enjoy Them (Buffalo Outfitters FlyShop)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-09-2006, 07:43 PM
jlsmithii's Avatar
jlsmithii jlsmithii is offline
I'd rather be fishing
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 60
[QUOTE= Any Fish?[/QUOTE]


none landed that day. there are quite a few in the river though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-09-2006, 10:31 PM
andre andre is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: OR, WA, BC
Posts: 740
Pam veggie spray is supposed to work, as with any petro I would try to keep it off my line.
__________________
Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turks Guides BobBergquist Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 2 01-01-2007 12:00 PM
Frozen fly reel josko Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 5 02-11-2004 10:39 AM
Guides Jim Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 6 12-02-2002 08:02 AM
VT guides Roop The Quintessential Trout 1 02-16-2000 06:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)