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Re: Frozen Guides

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 5923
If I'm using a fishing guide and he gets frozen I just give him some hot coffee and a donut and they're usually good for the reat of the day! LOL!

when I was guiding I would prefer Black berry brandy....

Posted on: 2013/12/9 13:49

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..

Re: Frozen Guides

2007/5/29 14:32
From SE PA - Montgomery County
Posts: 663
I've heard Vasoline will work, but I've never tried it.

Posted on: 2013/12/9 15:43

Re: Frozen Guides

2012/6/11 23:48
From Coopersburg
Posts: 755
Need to bump this thread, didnt want to start a new one...
Do frozen guides damage your line? I've been fishing alot this winter, and noticed the first two feet of my line is sinking. I've cleaned my line twice since the Nov or so, I apply a dressing to the first 20' or so, and clear my frozen guides before they freeze solid. Never applied any chemical except mild detergent to fly line, and never applied anything to the guides, except fly floatant.

Is it time for a new line?

ps- this line is a year old.

Posted on: 2014/1/12 12:45

Re: Frozen Guides

2011/5/3 12:22
From Morgantown, PA
Posts: 2162
Never really gave much thought as to whether ice will knick up a fly line but makes sense I guess. Depending on usage and the quality of the line they can start to sink within a year. When the end of a floating line starts to sink I use it for streamers and rotate a new one in for dries and nymphing. Can get a little more use out of it that way.

Posted on: 2014/1/12 15:22

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