Winter is just around the corner here and I slowly began to think numb toes and frozen up guides. I know one remedy is use line that requires no stripping but I still prefer skagit. I use Loon anti ice paste and it does help to some degree but its not completely eliminated. I don't mind clearing guides up but it becomes a problem when I wade. Even tho im 6' 2" I cant reach out for the tip of the rod without setting the rod down on the hard ground. Tips? Tricks? Thinking about the way how to utilize a large C&F waterproof box as a floating base for the rod butt to sit on.