Fishing Reels Guide And Tips
Some fishermen are very careless about their gear and toss it into a storage room or the trunk of the car. Then they just don't give it a thought until it is time to go catch some fish the next year. Then they dig out the equipment, dust it off and take off. If you take a bit more care with your gear, you will avoid any major issues that could ruin your fishing expedition. Spend a little time and you can keep your gear in good working order for a very long time to come:
The first order of business should be to clean the rod and reel by using an unsoiled piece of material. This will get rid of any goop or gunk that has accumulated on the reel on your trip. Get rid of it now before it turns into a bigger issue.
Don't be one of those who keeps the same line for a whole entire year. It should really be refreshed on a monthly basis so that it runs smoothly from the fishing reel. Your fishing line is also likely to be weak and roll up on you if it's decrepit. You want to fish with a nice strong, untangled fishing line. Monofilament may be your best bet.
The best way to handle the drag is to pull it tight enough for the hook to set, but with enough play so that it can be easily removed. Remove the line, then toss out your cast the first time. There should be some pull back, but you still need it to come off without too much trouble. Then when the hook is set you can take care of setting your drag. When you can tell how big your fish is on the line, that is the time to set your drag.
On one occasion each season, deconstruct your good old reel and grease it up. Of course you should do that only after you have wiped and cleaned it good. You want your reel to last a good long time since it was not free, after all. Do a little research online if you need the exact steps for cleaning your fishing reel. It will be worth the time you spend.
To make sure your fishing reel stays in peak condition and works like a charm for many seasons to come, just follow the advice given above. It will ruin your entire fishing trip if you lose ‘the big one' for a stupid reason like a stuck reel. You will really be kicking yourself if that happens. You don't need another story about the one that got away. The next time you pull in an amazing catch, you will be happy that you read this advice and did a little routine maintenance on your reel. Just remember, take good care of your reel and it will take care of you!