01-22-2008, 01:17 PM
Re: icy day of fishing in ohio
Hi to all,
I sent an Email to RIO and asked what to use on the guides and if a petrollium based product would hurt their fly lines. Here is Rio's response.
Thank for your email. RIO does not recommend any specific product for use as a deicer. All petroleum based products will cause a fly line coating to harden and crack prematurely.
A few products that might work but we have not tested are... glycerin, our own leader sink product, and animal lard.
I hope this helps!
Based on his comments I think some of the suggestions to keep your guides clear of ice should not be used. I would definetly stay away from petrollium based products.