Electric Reel Maintenance Tips

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

DO NOT:

  • Wash the screen for too long as water may penetrate.
  • Wash the reel when the motor is hot.
  • Use chemicals like gasoline/ kerosene/ Benzene to wash down the reel as it will damage the coating
  • Wash your reel when the socket is not covered
  • Wash when star-drag and cast control is not tightened.
  • Dip or soak the whole reel into a bucket of fresh water.
  • Use high pressure water to wash down your reel.
  • Place under direct sunlight after washing as it will melt the grease inside. 
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1. Tighten star drag and cast control cap before washing

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3. Rinse screen using low pressure water quickly (not more than 3 seconds)

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5. Engage clutch and pull out 2-3 metre of line while rinsing

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7. Use a tube brush to brush small accessible areas (Ie. Reel seat, line guide area) to remove any remaining salt content

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9. Use a dry cloth to wipe down completely

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11. Loosen star drag and leave in cool and dry place

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2. Cover socket with rubber socket cap

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4. Rinse spool area with low pressure water to remove salt content
 

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6. Use a toothbrush to brush the handle shank and handle knob area

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8. Use a wet cloth to wipe down the whole reel to ensure remaining salt and bait is removed

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10. Use an air duster to spray hard to access areas to clear out water droplets

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Wash your reel with warm water (under 30 degrees celsius).
  2. Detergent can be used if stubborn stains could not be removed.
  3. Wash your reel after every trip.
  4. Remove line after deep sea fishing or intending to keep in storage for long period.
  5. Avoid placing the reel on boat side rod holders to prevent sea water from being splashed onto reel.