Ice-off paste??

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Seth Tyson, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Seth Tyson

    Seth Tyson Active Member

  2. 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

    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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  4. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    Does it come in gallon size?
    I could use it for my whole body right now.
     
  5. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    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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  6. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Dip and cast
     
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  7. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    Never heard of the stuff!:p
    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.
     
  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Weather like this is the reason that they have fish markets.
     
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  9. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

  10. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    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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  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Chapstick.
     
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  12. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    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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  13. KevinLS

    KevinLS Active Member

    Hmm yes interesting. Seth have you tested this theory out? We may be on to something here...
     
  14. Seth Tyson

    Seth Tyson Active Member


    I googled it. Apparently this phenomenon has baffled modern science for ages. We may never know....