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Old 10-12-2008, 06:59 PM
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Just wondering what yall think..
Today i was kayak fishing and was taking the fish off my lure and i turn around and the end of my pole was in the water... reel and all!!!
it wasnt salt water, probably reel was underwater for 5-10 seconds....
continued to use reel... worked fine

will it be ok? what should i do.??? im not to big on "reels" just wondering if it will be alright.

any help would be appreicated- thanks
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:30 PM
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Any reel will get wet eventually. Being it dunked or rain or condensation, it happens. But, reels aren't water friendly, they need to be maintained. Even though it worked, then, I would open it up and give 'er a lubing. Grease on moving parts, and oil on the bearings.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:07 PM
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All reels after fishing should be washed off with a light spray. You don't want to use a harsh spray because it can penetrate the reel. I have two reels right now I have to take apart and repair. They are just two years old and have been maintained. Saltwater will eventually get to them. One has to maintain and maintain to keep them right.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:33 PM
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what do you mean spray? water..?
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:04 PM
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if you use your reel for freshwater only, then rinse it down witha garden hose every other month and then take it apart and grease the gears and oil the bearings....thats after you dry it off.
for salt water usage, rinse it off after every trip and take it apart and lube it up once a month and it should last you many years.
or buy a van staal or a zeebaas and send em in for service once a year...and you can dunk em.

the frequency in which you should service a reel depends on how often its used, so keep that in mind as well. what i said may be overkill...but ide rather over service a reel than have to replace parts or the reel itself all the time.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:24 PM
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the Okuma I own is pretty well sealed in the crank case,but it was designed for saltwater.It should be fine,but still routine maintenance on ahything with moving parts should be done.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:25 PM
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i use it as much as i can on the weekends but it has been working fine since i dunked it no problems..
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