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I just had a call from Ben (AKA MTF) This morning ,What can I do to keep my reels from freezing ,
This time of year the early morning hours are usually below freezing and reels freeze up and take a hugh beating.
One of the things that I do before I go is make sure the reel is lubed and is in top working order . Second I bring multiple rods If one goes down have a backup or two , Ive also tried silicone on the reels it does not last long and Im weary of the odor it leaves on the line ,
I also bring a small campers propane heater to occasionally de-ice the reels and defrost my hands.
Also with the Icy guides check your line often for frays , and watch for dislodged guides
April 29, 2007
That would be cool if there was some kind of a reel thawing wrap that you could throw on. A two rod/reel combination would work fine in freezing cold weather, you're fishing with one setup while the other one is thawing out. The small propane heater is a good idea. It really sucks when the gear is freezing up every fourth or fifth cast, not fun.