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Old 10-07-2012, 11:38 AM
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Dennis raises a good point. Personally I know of the reels, but never actually used one .... Isn't Google wonderful? Found this bit and now I really have to wonder where enough water could collect to freeze.

http://waterworks-lamson.com/wp-cont...al_Details.pdf
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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Dennis raises a good point. Personally I know of the reels, but never actually used one .... Isn't Google wonderful? Found this bit and now I really have to wonder where enough water could collect to freeze.

http://waterworks-lamson.com/wp-cont...al_Details.pdf

Looking at that diagram it was freezing between the rim of the spool and that lower section of the frame, directly below the drag enclosure. I think Ard nailed the reason it was water from the line as I reeled it in.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:02 PM
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Wouldn't doubt that for a second, but still darned 'unusual' unless it REALLY COLD! If conditions permit I know a lot of guys will go to a full floater during this type of weather so they don't have to 'strip line' for the next cast.

Odd part is you can get slow through fast (full) sinking lines but, save for me, I don't recall ever seeing someone use one. Even then (me) only during Spring King Salmon season where it's 'deep, down, and dirty (not the water) or "fergetaboutit" time.
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This is one of the things I love about Click and Pawls for Great Lakes Steelhead. It gets cold up here in November thru March. I've never had my St. John, Zenith or Taupo freeze on me. I've seen many great SW reels freeze (especially cork drags) and a feel supposedly sealed synthetic drag reels freeze or worse free-spool too. The old Hardy Angel was a great conventional reel in this regard. You could not freeze that reel. To be freeze proof you need a sealed synthetic drag and close tolerances.
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I did reel in a ton of wet line. I guess I can sort of blame you Ard (hahaha I am funny). I was reading a thread about hand stripping line vs. using the reel to bring fish in. I have always been a hand stripper so yesterday I wanted to try and see if I could do better using the reel more. Well it froze up and I lost a few fish from it freezing up, sslack would pick up and off the fish went.
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All is well, I was just having a little fun. I learn so much from all you guys and gals here, it is ironic I try something new on a day its snowing and I am so dense I didnt even realize what I was doing to cause this.

Wierdest part really is ive fished a few times while it was snowing and cold around 25 degrees and never had anything ice up. Yesterday was a whole other matter.

I do have to say the Rainbows around here in late fall / early spring when the wateris real cold, man their clors are pretty, real vibrant.
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Default Re: Reel Freezing Up (literall)

I've been fishing them here too and likewise they are a sight. Once I gather enough pictures from the small creeks I'll write a blog entry and also post to the small streams and stories thread. I'm waiting for a big one to grab that fly.
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Default Re: Reel Freezing Up (literall)

It's kind of a catch-22 sometimes... Yep, you get all that wet line in the reel and it starts to freeze up...when the guides freeze you just dunk them in the stream, but if you do that with the reel it just gets worse. The most comical part of this is my frozen net sticking straight out behind me.
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Reading this thread has made me chuckle; and Lord knows I need a smile at this time. Cold enough to freeze a reel .... this week is the first time (here in Southern Oregon) that afternoon temps haven't been in the 80's.

Two weeks ago we were still in the 90's. (One day actually hit 100.)
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