Fishing Reel and Rod Care

 

Routine care of saltwater reels:

You can prolong the life of your saltwater reel by by following the 7 steps below after each fishing trip.

  1. Set the drag TIGHT
  2. Spray with a light mist of water
  3. Wipe with a soapy cloth or sponge
  4. Rinse with a light mist of water
  5. Shake off excess water
  6. Let air dry
  7. After drying, ALWAYS STORE REEL WITH A LOOSENED DRAG

NOTE: A light spray of WD-40 will help displace any remaining water and shouldn't hurt your reel

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Routine care of saltwater rods:

  1. Spray with lots of fresh water
  2. Wipe with a soapy cloth or sponge
  3. Rinse with LOTS of fresh water
  4. Let air dry

ROLLER GUIDES: wash the guides with heavy stream of fresh water to keep the salt residue from building up between roller and guide frame.

NOTE: Some fishermen will go to the trouble of waxing their fishing rods after use and this will not harm the fishing rod