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keeping rods and reels in good condition
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:19 pm
i was wondering if there was any thing you could do to make your rods and reels last longer because my old ones have past thier day now so im looking to buy some new ones and i wanted to see if you could make thhem last
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:21 pm
A good wash in warm soapy water every time you use them and dry them off and give them a drop of lubricant every so often.
Common sense really
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:23 pm
cheers keith will do in future
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:57 am
If you can find one, get a little brush like the ones used for cleaning lecky razors etc, they are great for getting sand out of the little nooks n crannys, you could also use an old toothbrush, they are great for a quick cleaning job if your reel gets dropped on the sand, or your rod is blown dragged over on the beach. Cheers...Mick
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:01 am
after every trip out i wash my reels off with a sponge full of washing up liquid and the rinse them under the cold tap then leave the to dry as for myrods i give them a wipe over with a dry towel before i put them back in their bags
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:09 am
which reminds me .. i have to do mine! lol naughty sue!! they are filthy grrr,
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:58 am
warm soapy water is not always a good thing, you endup washing all the grease and oils out of the reels.
most manufactuars suggest running you reels under a warm tap, dont submerge them, maybe use an old toothbrush to remove any dried up weed and muck from around the spool.
as for rods a damp clean cloth will do just fine.
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:01 am
when i get back from from a session my stuff goes into the shower and gets a thorough rinse down i also do my umbrella if it's been used any waterproof clothing i've worn and i rinse the zips and clips on my quiver and rig wallet. My tripod is given a rinse down then oiled and every thing is put away ready for the next session. I probably go over the top but i've been out of work for a while and can't afford to rplace anything so i have to look after it plus putting it all in the shower makes it a lot quicker and easier.