Re: Reel Maintenance Question
Areas that need regular maintenance on fixed spool reels are the bail arm mechanism, the handle where it goes into the body and the handle knob itself. Ie anywhere where there is a moving part which is exposed to dirt and crud. A clean and rinse with a mild detergent, a good spray with WD40 or similar whilst operationg the mechanism and, once dry, a drop or two of a good general purpose oil. Do this evey few months and you'll be fine.
Internally is a different matter and unless you're using a reel regularly for heavy spinnning or you're long range feeder fishing and casting regularly during a session, you only need to check the grease every three years or so. Even then it probably won't need any extra grease, just a redistribution of the grease that's already in there.
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