Thursday, January 18, 2007

fishing reels cleaning

Maintaining your fishing reels is one of the most important things you can do to make sure they work well and last for many seasons to come. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. Just follow these tips from the Reel Saver line of products and you’ll be ready for another great year of fishing fun.
With the help of a mini-screwdriver set, you can disassemble the basic components of your reel without creating an impossible jigsaw puzzle. Just be sure to place all the small parts a safe place to keep them from disappearing!
For a baitcaster, for example, removing the main cover plate will expose the main gear and bearing. Once there, clean off pre-existing buildup, which includes lubricant and organic material like salt crystals and marine life residue. Use a cleaner to free material from metal surfaces. Soap and water is popular, but it will not get out heavy buildup and can leave a residue. A cleaner like Reel Saver emulsifies organics very well and is safe to use.
Once cleaned, apply a small bead of oil or grease to moving parts. An oil viscosity is better for the bearing, and a light grease is more ideal for joints and other friction- vulnerable surfaces.
Depending on configurations, other parts like the anti-reverse and clutch bearings require a lubricant like Reel Saver AR, which has a tackier consistency. A good lubricant can also provide exterior protection for the reel.More fishing tips.

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