newbie reel owner

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by tngbmt, May 6, 2007.

  1. tngbmt

    tngbmt Senior Member

    what's a recommended to do list after a fishing trip?
    i have avets, fin-nor spin, and penn spins. is soaking in soap water sufficient? i probably wont see these reels for another +2 months.

    what is recommended (kit list ie .. tools, grease, oil) if/when i decide to break one down for service? thanks
  2. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

    Dont soak any reel.......

    Take a clean cotten cloth and spray it with Crossion X or Reel Magic (dont get any on the line) and wipe the reel down. If you do get a light coat of fresh water on the reel this will help re-oil small places your not thinking about.

    Do rinse your rod but dont forget to dry and use a light coat of oil on the metal.

    Remember to use one drop of oil on each bearing if you gret inside the reel and wipe up the rest up with q-tips.

    If you have any questions take your reel to a shop like FTU or Roys and pay them to service it and have them go over proper maintence for the reel.
    This will keep you gear running top notch and protect your investment.

  3. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

    there is another thread with detailed pictures of the "way" to do it right