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Maintaining a Baitcaster Reel and Keeping it in Perfect Condition

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Baitcasting reels have become “must haves” for seasoned anglers’ toolkit, while making fishing more interesting and fun for others. These reels are known for their power, casting accuracy and efficiency. However, such powerful machines need to be in its prime condition to uphold its performance. Things like cleaning after use, drying it, and storing it in the right place are essential to maintain the baitcasting reels and keep the “beast” in them.

Here are some cleaning and maintenance tips for your Baitcaster Fishing Reels Malaysia:

Materials You May Need
1. Hot/lukewarm water
2. Clean cloth
3. Oil or grease or specified cleaning oils
4. Screwdriver
5. Tweezers (optional)
6. Small containers (optional)

Cleaning the Reel After Use
After each use, wash and rinse the reels with hot/lukewarm water. Adjust the water strength to avoid “blasting” the reels that may damage them. An additional step is to rotate the handle while rinsing. This is done to remove any sand possibly stuck in small gaps of the reel. After rinsing, dry the reels with a clean cloth.

Maintenance and Lubrication
Cleaning oil like oil or grease is needed to clean and lubricate the internal parts of the reels. It is ideal to choose the cleaning oil that is recommended for your baitcasting model. If you have a casting reel, use a specific oil or grease for it. Do not use thick oil, like machine oil or WD-40 oil. Note to only use a minimal amount when cleaning and/or lubricating.
For small parts that may be difficult to hold, tweezers can be used to help with cleaning. Small boxes or containers can also be used to hold these small parts. This way, you can easily put back the parts without missing anything. Use a toothbrush to remove dirt from its fibre parts. Remember to be gentle when rubbing or brushing your reel parts to avoid making dents. Again, use a dry and clean cloth to wipe it clean at the end.

Check the Bearings
An important part of your reel, the bearing is the part responsible for the smooth movement when you are casting. Clean it with oil that is meant for small bearings, use a toothpick or anything as thin as this to ensure that all sides are cleared of dust. When you put it back on, check to ensure it spins.

Storing the Reel
Lastly, it is important to store your reel ideally at a cool and dry place and out of reach of children. For more details, contact Seahawk Fishing.