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Old 07-24-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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My fellow fisherman of the surf. I have heard mixed things over the past few years about rinsing your reels with freshwater when you are done fishing.
Bought new reels recently and the wife is already harping on "how long they better last before you get a new one!", lol.
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Dip a reel in the Gulf then dip a reel in a creek and see which one last longer.
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I rinse all of them no matter where I fish, old habits die hard, lol.
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rinse after EVERY USE and breakdown AT LEAST once a year to clean and lube.(or just take them to Keith AKA oceanmaster)
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Definitely rinse off, then back off your drag and store indoors.
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Yes, rinse! And like Chris said, back off on the drags when storing - BUT, be sure to readjust your drags before fishing. And rinse your rod guides, too.
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Bought new reels recently and the wife is already harping on "how long they better last before you get a new one!", lol.
Thanks in advance.
Your wife is absolutely right on this. (imagine that )

A half decent reel should be with you for decades with just regular maintenance and maybe a part or two replaced due to wear-n-tear.
I've had some gear for 30+ years.

A light freshwater rinse after every use
Loosen drag
Store inside or at least under cover
A little oil in key spots now and then
Once or twice a year inspection/maintenance
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Everyone is correct....I even clean mine off after freshwater fishing too. My salt gear, I put hot soapy water in a bucket and scrub the heck outta my gear!
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is just pouiring water over the spool ok?
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Just take the garden hose and give is a light spray all over, glad the county pier in pcb has a good hose right at the pier house so you can rinse everything off as you leave.
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