Joined: Jan. 2005
||Posted: Mar. 01 2008,17:42
|Quote (crappydog @ Mar. 01 2008,07:40)|
|I've been looking through Cabelas and BPS at all the saltwater spinning reels that can handle 8-12 lb. test mono line and reading the reviews. One of the complaints about some of the reels is that they take too much time or disassembly to clean after a fishing trip. This leads to two queries:|
1. What is your procedures for cleaning your gear after a day of fishing?
2. What reel could you recommend that is reliable and "easy" to maintain?
A1) Aftere a day of saltwater fishing I give my rod, reel, and any lures or hooks used a simple freshwater rinse down.
Drag still tightened, lean rod against the side of the house, spray with a heavy mist allow the water to drain/run down the rod from tip to butt, pick up rod and rinse again butt to tip while rotating so I get the eyes well, the srinse the reel well for 360 degrees but not forcing wa hard streanm of water.
Let drip dry, loosen the drag, and put away.
A2) To many personal opinions here to mention a specific reel. $100-$200 range Shimano Saros/Stradic, Daiwa Tierra/TD-Advantage/Sol are good choices.
Maybe once a year I tear my reels down, stirp out the grease and oil, re-lube oil the bearings grease the gears, reassemble and I'm good to go for another year.
SW, Live to Fish, Have Tackle will travel ... >,)))~> ~~~~