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I think Im being a little paranoid...

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I plan on buying a Penn 712 or 714Z soon as a beater bait reel. I'm choosing this reel simply out of simplicity and ruggedness, and I have never been one to disassemble reels. However, as I am rough on my gear, its definitely something I would like to learn and practice. 

 

So, here's my question: 

 

When it comes to regreasing your gears and parts in your reel, how do you ensure that it doesn't leech into the water? I know this is weird, but this is something my brain worries about big time. 

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At St Simons and Jekyll where I was fishing you could see an overturned freighter with 400 Hyundai’s in it, what’s a little real grease?

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Use Yamaha marine grease,,,,,,,:idea:  penn reels are easy to work on just remember to put side plate back on before fishing,,,,,,:) 

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Don't dunk the reel, and don't get any grease/oil on your line and lures/bait ... oh, and wash your hands after working on the reel.?

Unless you're dunking the reel, I can't see how the grease or oil could get into the water.

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On 7/19/2020 at 1:19 PM, avet4life said:

Just use food grade grease

That's not a bad idea,,,,,:) I got some swepco food mach grease #115. It was a free sample and works great,,,,,,,:D

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28 mins ago, bennie said:

That's not a bad idea,,,,,:) I got some swepco food mach grease #115. It was a free sample and works great,,,,,,,:D

Or you could offer to clean out the French fry grease pit from the local fast food restaurant and get all your grease for free! 

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Yes,,,, :) the food safe grease doesn't have any scent,,,:eek: but if you add power bait secent to it,,,churn and fish at the same time,,,,,,,,,:D

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