First off, Happy New Year everybody. I hope many of you found time to fish over the holidays. I did. Just once. It was a flyfishing outing for trout, and though some fish were caught, I had had enough after just three hours on the river. The wind chill put the air temp around 8 degrees, but I wasn't cold. I could not stand clearing ice off the guides after every third cast. I don't mind the occasional de-icing, but this was over the top. I'm not entirely sure there's a perfect cure for ice-build up, but if there is I haven't found it.