Ice-off paste??

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  1. Seth Tyson

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    I'm not too fond of it. It might make getting the ice off your guides a little easier but your guides will still ice up
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    My experience is that the guides are not the big problem, it is the reel freezing up - meaning that it is "locked". Can you say LDR, LDR LDR?
     
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    Does it come in gallon size?
    I could use it for my whole body right now.
     
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    With a lot of rods approaching the $1000 mark you would think they could offer a heated grip and guide option.:D
     
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    Dip and cast
     
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    I am just glad that I have plenty of things to do indoors during this frigid weather. Frankly, I don't like to do any water related activities when its this cold. When I exhale, my breath freezes and falls to the ground. Forget about surfing in these temps. The surf was small and perfect yesterday, but 45 degree water and a daytime high barely over freezing, had me hiding out indoors, building up my new bike, and cleaning up my shop.
    I never even think of fishing when its this cold. Imagine that!
    Of course I have to don the cold weather garb and go for a walk once the daytime temps start to peak, so i don't go insane.
     
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    Weather like this is the reason that they have fish markets.
     
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    Seth,
    On the more serious side, I have used it and would say it helps to a point.
    It's best to apply it before going out on dry guides. I haven't had much luck
    trying to play catch up on frozen guides.
    Unfortunately a lot of reels will reach the frozen point Scott mentioned and be totally
    locked up. Same deal with telescoping wading staffs by the way.
    On the unserious side I like "Mingo's Ice Off" a lot better.
     
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    Most of today's rods do not freeze up while fishing on Christmas Island or in the Bahamas. Perhaps it is something in the water?
     
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    Hmm yes interesting. Seth have you tested this theory out? We may be on to something here...
     
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    I googled it. Apparently this phenomenon has baffled modern science for ages. We may never know....