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    Baitcast Reel Maint

    G'day all , after some opinions on whats best with your Baitcast Reels after Fishing trips??..I always just hose down with fresh water and whenevr in the mood i pull apart and clean ,oil.
    Did so recently and one starting winding a tad slugish today whilst fishing so pulled apart when came home to find the bearing below the drag/winding mechanism seezed.
    Suppose shouldnt complain as first one to give me this type of grief . Not an expensive Reel so might be in the expected arena ??..
    Maybe should spray with some sort of lube spray also after hosedown ??..
    Anyhow visit to bearing supplies for simmillar bearing ..

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Quote Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
    G'day all , after some opinions on whats best with your Baitcast Reels after Fishing trips??..I always just hose down with fresh water and whenevr in the mood i pull apart and clean ,oil.
    Did so recently and one starting winding a tad slugish today whilst fishing so pulled apart when came home to find the bearing below the drag/winding mechanism seezed.
    Suppose shouldnt complain as first one to give me this type of grief . Not an expensive Reel so might be in the expected arena ??..
    Maybe should spray with some sort of lube spray also after hosedown ??..
    Anyhow visit to bearing supplies for simmillar bearing ..
    You need to oil the bearings and level wind quite regulary otherwise casting performance will drop off. Be careful about 'hosing reels' as this will drive water and salt inside. A very gentle spray such as a spray bottle or under the shower at low pressure is safer.

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Quote Originally Posted by billfisher View Post
    You need to oil the bearings and level wind quite regulary otherwise casting performance will drop off. Be careful about 'hosing reels' as this will drive water and salt inside. A very gentle spray such as a spray bottle or under the shower at low pressure is safer.
    Under the Shower !!?? , Missus might think ive lost it lol.. Yep know what you mean but have been hosing down my Rod n Reels after an outing for years get the salt spray off hte whole outfit and let stand for awhiler dry off , then every so often strip down reels clean , oil ,grease .
    Like i said will need to pay a visit to bearing supplies or order new bearing ..

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Quote Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
    Under the Shower !!?? , Missus might think ive lost it lol.. Yep know what you mean but have been hosing down my Rod n Reels after an outing for years get the salt spray off hte whole outfit and let stand for awhiler dry off , then every so often strip down reels clean , oil ,grease .
    Like i said will need to pay a visit to bearing supplies or order new bearing ..
    Why not - that you are hosing is probably why you had a seized bearing. You can wash the rod and any attached lures at the same time in the shower and it's low pressure (if you have it turned down low). If you must hose use a trigger nozzle turned to mist.

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Should never use a direct jet of water on the reels as it will force its way in. Sponge warm soapy water over the reel to get the salt off then sponge warm water then leave in the sun to dry then lightly spray Lenox (sheep wool grease)which does not affect your line and if u get it on your hands it has no effect on bait or lures a lanolin is a natural lubricant and is not petroleum based

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Agree that you shouldn't hose down your reels - spray bottle & wipe down I then usually use a spray - CRC Tackle guard is what I've mainly used for the past 20 years .. it's expensive but it does a great job & it definitely doesn't affect the line .
    I have also more recently used the Mako Oil lube spray it seems ok

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Nip the drag up then under a gentle warm shower,once out,side plate off,spool out,let dry for up to twenty four hours then a single drop of red hot sauce oil on each exposed bearing (make sure you put it where it can get in) couple of drops on the Archimedes screw and a drop in each handle,then back together with the drag backed off.I never spray anything on the reel.

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    Lanotec is great - Lanolin is a grease from sheep's wool which lubricates fishing reels and prevents corrosion, good stuff everywhere on boats and tackle.

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    Re: Baitcast Reel Maint

    I never would hose a reel, just wipe it down with a rag and then a drop of oil on bail arm and roller bearing on spinning reel and a drop of oil on level wind on baitcaster..

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