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rod tip ice control..

Discussion in 'Steelhead Talk' started by salmon king, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. salmon king

    salmon king the steel head hunter

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    I was just wondering is there a cure for ice on your rod tip? dont cross the river if you cant swim the tide { America}
     
  2. MuskieJim

    MuskieJim Trophy Tamer

    Chapstick works sweet. I just goop up the tip before heading out into freezing conditions
     

  3. I use a spray shortening like Pam. Just spray all the eyelets.
     
  4. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN is getting the drift

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    i use rain-x with a q-tip to apply it the day before i go out. My net freezes stiff, my fingers get cold, but my line never catches on an eyelet :)
     
  5. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Pay-it-foward fisherman

    try to use a rod with bigger guides. It wont cure it but it helps.
     
  6. I as told by some steelheaders to spray silicon on the eyes of the rod. I don't know how well it works though.
     
  7. steelheadBob

    steelheadBob Robs Guide Service

    go to rod makers or try to do it your self, put a bigger eye on your tip, like soap said, its not a cure, but it helps alot when u have ice on line.
     
  8. Treat your line with fly line dressing (floatant) helps along with treating the guides. It helps repell water. No water, no ice.