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Washing reels after every trip

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Hand soap, big soft sponge or boat mitten and a light freshwater rinse.  The hand soap doesn’t break down the grease in the reels like dish soap would so that’s important!! Afterwards a light coat of WD-40 and into the storage racks.  Also do the rods with the same process and WD-40 on the guides as well.

 

I have gear that is decades old and still looking brand new doing this.

Edited by JerseyBros

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I just keep a flower watering can full by the garage, and lean setup on fence & rinse the rod and reel as I take it back home every night.

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A little spray of the hose and wipe dry.  Reel rod and guides.  No hose, I use a wet paper towel with a water bottle.

 

I love my fishing stuff.

 

I also rinse and wipe lures, korkers, and pliers.

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I keep a 3 gal pump up sprayer in my truck with water and salt away mix. Spray them in parking area before they go on rack. Then the rain does the rest.

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I wipe my salt water reels down with a wash cloth wetted with hot water getting every part especially the reel stand. I do this as soon as I get to where I am staying. Internal service once a year and the handles are oiled before every trip, Penn's handles have a habit of freezing up with corrosion.

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Washing reels ?

They get washed when I fish in the rain

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Hose sprinkle spray of water to wash off all rods and wet towel to clean reels after every trip.  Take off the line roller parts and clean them through, re-oil then install back.  Major Service once a year.

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This sounds crazy but use Pledge furniture polish on your rods . It helps keep the salt from sticking. Learned this 25 plus years ago in the Islamorada.

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6 hours ago, lag1996 said:

I just wash off with the hose after each trip.

I do the same but with a quick spray of WD40 on line roller and handle after a freshwater rinse and dry..

Edited by VanStaalSteve

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