• Loosen cast control and star drag before washing as water might penetrate into the body.
  • Rinse overhead/ baitcast reel on high pressure water.
  • Dipping/ soaking your reel in fresh water.
  • Place under direct sunlight after washing.
  • Wash your reel in an upside-down position.

Steps 1-2

1. Tighten cast control cap and star drag before washing

2. Rinse reel under low pressure water

Steps 3 - 4

3. Rotate spool and rinse for 15-20 seconds

4. Use a toothbrush to brush handle and star drag area

Steps 5 - 6

5. Use a tube brush to brush reel seat and line guide to remove salt content is removed

6. Spin the reel quickly to channcel excess water out

Steps 7 - 8

7. Use a dry cloth to wipe the exterior of the reel

8. Remove the side cover and wipe off excess water

9. Loosen star drag and leave in a cool and dry place.


  • Remove line after deep sea fishing to wash down spool or if intending to keep in storage for long period.
  • Avoid placing your reel on boat side rod holders when boat is travelling to prevent sea water from being splashed onto reel.
  • Put 1-2 drops of oil on Spool shaft /cast control bearings /handle knob bearings /side cover bearing and screws after 2-3 times usage.
  • Send for servicing every 6 months if reel is used frequently. 
* Bait Overhead Reel Maintenance Tips.pdf