HOW TO CLEAN A FISHING REEL
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Like any other tool or piece of equipment, your fishing reel needs consistent maintenance to continue to work well and remain durable. If you usually fish in freshwater, you should clean your reel at least once every five fishing trips, whereas saltwater fishers need to clean their reels after every trip.
Never use gasoline, lighter fluid, or similar products to clean an old fishing reel, as these will melt most plastic pieces. Soaking is not the best way to clean a fishing reel, either, despite widespread internet advice. Excess moisture could get into the gear system and cause long-term damage.
Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner is specially formulated to remove grease, grime, oil, gas, diesel fuel, fish blood, and more from washable surfaces in or near marine environments.
If you are not comfortable disassembling and cleaning your fishing reel because of all of the small pieces, opt to use a professional cleaning service.
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