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Care For Your Reel
A well maintained reel will give years of faithful service and the time and cost involved is remarkably small. You should, of course, avoid laying it in the sand and at the end of the day, do give it a light hose over with fresh water or wash it in your shower after saltwater use.
If you lubricate your reel properly, you will find it easier to cast and reel in. A little time spent performing this maintenance, can make for a much more successful fishing experience.
Tools and Stuff to get started:
you even start you should have an internal diagram of the reel
handy. Every reel comes with a diagram and parts list. That diagram
is your bible when it comes to opening the reel and identifying the
proper location for each part. Hopefully you did not throw it away!
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD OIL!
Household oil thickens and hardens much quicker than reel oil and can form a layer of crud on reel parts.
Do not spray the inside with harsh chemical solvents or use gasoline. This may damage some of the plastic parts and push crud into the inner recesses of the reel. USE REEL GREASE!
DO NOT USE WD-40 any where inside the reel!!!
Winter Storage of Your Fishing Reel
During the off season
Place your reels in a moisture absorbent type sack.
work great! Flannel absorbs the moisture and protects from scratches
Manufactures reel bags. Many reels come in their own bags that a lot of people simply throw away (Like the schematics that come with a reel). Don't throw those bags away, use them to store your reel in during the off season.
Old cotton sport socks are great moisture absorbers, and shock absorbers. These socks will protect your reel from scratches, and moisture as well.
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