Equipment February 8, 2015February 9, 2015 Easy steps to clean that dirty reel If you’ve fishing the L.A. River, at least once a season, think about cleaning your reel. (Jim Burns) Sand and gunk make their way into your reel. (Jim Burns) Take the plunge, and soak your reel in mild dish detergent. (Jim Burns) Buy some light reel oil, or, better yet, raid the wife’s Singer for sewing machine oil. (Jim Burns) Yuck! It’s a dirty world out there, so as you oil, also use your cotton tip to clean those hard-to-get-at places. (Jim Burns) Man, that’s shiny clean! Time to put it back together. (Jim Burns) Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmailMorePrintTumblrLike this:Like Loading...
3 thoughts on “Easy steps to clean that dirty reel”
In the 30+ years – I’ve never cleaned a reel > I’m afraid to look inside! Of course, if you’re into Tenkara-style = not a problem! (PS – love the new look of the blog)
Thanks, Arthur! Can’t wait to try out Tenkara. I saw a guy on the river using one and it looked really fun.
Would need the stiffest/salt-water type for large carp