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Old 04-04-2012, 09:11 AM
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Default Iced eye solutions

What do you guys do or try to do for slowing down or eliminating ice in the eyes of your rod? This past weekend starting at 14 degrees within 3 casts we were cleaning the ice from the rods. You know that sound like cutting wood when your casting.

One guy mentioned it would be great to have a heat wire in the rod with a battery built into the handle like the heated socks..

But really, does silicone or something else help to slow down the build up or at least make it easier to break off the ice? I always feel like I am going to break off the tip when cleaning the rod. The good news is I believe we are past that point at least until this fall.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:45 AM
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I have used stanley's ice off paste and rem oil with teflon and they work for a while if applied the night before. The best thing I have found is to use recoil single foot guides, they don't ice up as quickly as snake foot guides and remain flexible so a quick flick of the guide the ice pop's off. They are not cheap ( Around $3 for each single foot, and 6-$15 for striping guides) but they are worth it. I would stay away from the recoil tip tops ($6), they are no beter than the regualr chrome ones ($1).
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:03 AM
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Some say that Pam cooking spray is a good solution. Most report that it doesn't last long, but a small can in the boat or vest is cheap and convenient.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:04 AM
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What do you guys do or try to do for slowing down or eliminating ice in the eyes of your rod?
I head south of the border, WAY south of the border, problem solved. Today it's 85-88*

On a more serious note I've tried the paste, PAM etc. and they seem to work o.k., but find I still run into the icing problems sooner or later. I just deal with it carefully and slowly trying to avoid that awful noise........snap!
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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Spray some cooking oil on it. Last for about 10 minutes a spray
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:19 PM
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I have yet to build my own rod Lowwall so I think I will try the teflon and Pam idea first and will be prepared for this weekend just in case.

I hear you Tim. I will be on Mosquito bay in a couple weeks myself, but until then its the cold water..
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:41 PM
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I have had good luck with PAM. Just keep a small can in your vest.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:51 PM
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Spray with fly floatant the night before and have it in the vest for later when it wears off. Or use whatever you are using for fly line dressing; SA line dressing, Rio AgentX, ArmorAll, RainX, whatever you use.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:45 PM
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I use a good single malt whiskey, applied internally, until it gets warm enough to fish.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:25 PM
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Ice is the best way to ruin a fly line that I have found. One used to last a weekend on the Salmon River. I find Mosquito Lagoon to be the best cure for iceing in the guides.
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