The Following Tips are
Ron Crandall of Ron's
- Clean your reel after
every use. Rinse reel gently with fresh water after use in salt-water.
DO NOT rinse with water at high pressure as this will force salt into
the reel and cause corrosion problems.
Lubricate reel after
rinsing. After reel is thoroughly dry, apply a moisture dissipating-type
lubricant, such as Corrosion X, to a RAG, and wipe reel with the rag.
DO NOT spray reel with lubricant, as this will cause reel to collect
- Use proper lubricant
when overhauling your own reels. Use Penn lubricant, or other light
grease such as, Lubriplate #105. DO NOT use boat axle grease.
- If you drop your reel
in the sand...STOP! DO NOT test to see whether it still works.
Use a spare reel and overhaul your reel or take it to a repair shop
for overhaul. Turning a reel with sand in it has a 95% chance of breaking
- Periodic maintenance
saves costly repairs. Do Not Get Caught in the Old Myth of:
"IF IT AIN'T BROKE - DON'T FIX IT."