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    Cleaning and lubricating baitcasting reels
from Walt (64.12.116.131)  
5/2/2005 7:14:00 AM

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 In this months issue of BASS, a question in the "ask Uncle Homer" section, asked how to clean and lube the newer reels which are so difficult to take apart. The response was to spray a can ofWD-40 into every part of the reel. End of recommendation. Nothing was said about greasing the gears afterward or oiling such things as the level wind. I have some high end reels and don't want to ruin them, is this an acceptable way of maintaining them?????


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   Cleaning from OhRichie  5/2/2005 8:42:00 AM
 No, NO, NO. Unless you consider your equiptment to be throw away quality. Who ever is writing that crock must be sniffing wd-40.....


   golly! Uncle Homer surfaces again from Lake Fork Tackle Repair  5/2/2005 9:43:00 AM
 we just went thru a series of post about uncle homer on here several days ago. we have a video on market you can order that is for anglers to learn how to clean and maintain their fishing reels. Or there are shops on here that can get your reels also fixed up. good rule of thumb, grease the gears, oil the bearings.

Lake Fork Tackle Repair The best little repair shop in Texas! 428 PR 5936, Yantis, Tx 75497 Canada Outdoors 2005 Fishing Special Edition has given us their "Special Honour-Best video of the year award. Our video now is in IGFA Musuem and Library in Florida. Specializing in Shimano Reels Only Rod and Reel Repair Training School Come learn the business and you'll make lots of money.:) www.lakeforktacklerepair.com 903-383-2120

   Lubrication!!! from shadow745 (4.88.6.246)  5/3/2005 8:04:00 PM
 No offense, but does anybody really need a video to learn how to clean a reel? All you need is a few Q-tips, a few toothpicks, paper towels, an old toothbrush, a few screwdrivers and decent oil and grease. Take the reel apart one piece at a time, clean each part individually and lay the parts in the order in which they came apart. If you have the reel's schematic diagram now is a good time to use it. Apply a small amount of oil to things such as shafts, bearings, etc. Then, apply a small amount of grease to the gears and other parts that see alot of wear or might get wet. The only thing that really has to be considered is whether you have a "wet" or a "dry" drag system, and rebuild it as needed. No matter how complicated a reel seems to be (2 speeds included), if time and care is taken any reel can be serviced properly. If any of you think it's too tough to do yourself send it to me and I'll do it for free. All you have to pay is the shipping/handling. Later!

(shadow745@earthlink.net)


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