Saltwater vs freshwater reels
Posted October 10 2007 - 09:15 PM
Everyone says to wash off your salt water reels with fresh water after use, if you did the same with a freshwater reel after use in the salt would it be the same no?
Most saltwater reels are not dunkable anyway so I don't see the diff?
all thoughts welcome!
Posted October 11 2007 - 02:42 PM
The few like Van Staal or Zeebaas can just be rinsed with freshwater and only if you have the time to fish almost daily like a retired person would you need to send it in or do the maitenance yourself every year. These two are built to take the salt; most others will need a lot of continual maintenance that you just never need to do in freshwater reels.
In freshwater you could go years without maintenance and most decent reels will still work but that is not the case in saltwater. You might be a little corrent that if you are not owning a VS or Zeebaas or do not do a lot of maintenance like the owners of other reels are willing to do they will break like a freshwater reel. Most say they are saltwater but I've only found the above two to really be able to handle saltwater. I like to fish and do not want to waste time doing maintenance.
Posted October 11 2007 - 03:32 PM
Posted October 11 2007 - 03:36 PM
I've used freshwater reels for smaller saltwater species for years...just rinse them off and keep them well lubricated. For bigger fish, it's not a good idea though.
Posted October 11 2007 - 06:11 PM
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Posted October 11 2007 - 07:14 PM