Published at Monday, April 09th 2018. by Juliane Pia in Fishing Reels.
After all that put your reel back together; check to make sure everything is working the way it should back the drag off and apply a little Reel Magic to the exterior to protect the finish and line. You'll be good to go. Spinning reels can be maintained much the same as casting reels. Just remember the basics — stay organized clean properly grease gears and oil bearings.
Modern fishing reels are complex pieces of equipment. Take one apart and it looks much like an old-fashioned watch — lots and lots of tiny parts whose purpose is known only to a few select engineers.
Never put metal against metal. "Never put metal to metal when working on your reel. All reel parts are designed metal to fiber. Remember that."
Loosen Drag for Storage. Between fishing trips store each reel with its drag loosened. If you leave the drag tightened the drag washers are compressed and you could end up with a jerky or ineffective drag. Reduced pressure on the drag washers helps them last longer in better condition.
Each reel is a little bit different but the basics are the same. Here are the elementary steps the Kilpatricks recommend to keep your reel working properly.
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