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:beathead: So I was trying to use a leach today because I was told that it works real well in this hole I was fishing in. But the leach hit the top of the water and floated a few seconds which was all it took to get it to freeze. Once that happened it continued to float. (probably because ice floats lol). So anyway my question is how do I prevent this from happening. Also the line froze to the eyes of my flyrod every time I casted. I am a college student and very new to fishing so any info is good info.

Thanks in advance
 

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:beathead: So I was trying to use a leach today because I was told that it works real well in this hole I was fishing in. But the leach hit the top of the water and floated a few seconds which was all it took to get it to freeze. Once that happened it continued to float. (probably because ice floats lol). So anyway my question is how do I prevent this from happening. Also the line froze to the eyes of my flyrod every time I casted. I am a college student and very new to fishing so any info is good info.

Thanks in advance
Put a couple of split shot above your leech and/or use a sink tip of some sort. No real fix for iced guides. Sometimes you just have to hang up your rod and wait for warmer weather.
 

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haha i was gonna hit up the Ronde today cause its dead week and only had one class early this morning... but after seeing and feeling how cold it was my plans quickly changed. Decided to get together wth a buddy and get some nice lessons on tying. Wait a few more months and the weather will warm up and you will be able to fish for days!!
 

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lol yea I know it was definately cold. The felt from my wading boots kept getting golfball sized rocks froze to the bottom when I walked. But I was lucky enough to catch my first red band trout.
 

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I've heard that Chapstick lip balm applies sparingly on your guides helps. I'm not sure though if it works all that well, as I don't fish in weather like this. I try to use the time to tie flies instead of fishing them.
 
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