How to Lubricate Fishing Reel

The fishing rod is a tool used for small and medium-sized fishing primarily for sports and hobby purposes. Generally it is a shaft of varying length on which it is attached a transparent thread, said Lal (usually nylon) and then a lure with hook. It can be built with different materials (bamboo, fiberglass, carbon fiber and aluminum) that have different levels of flexibility. There are several families of fishing rods, among which we mention: fixed: the thread is knotted at the end of the auction and has a fixed length. They are the simplest and reeds are used primarily for fishing at the lake, but also past fishing in rivers and for fishing from piers and cliffs. Reel: the reel is a mechanism that allows you to rewind the line with the bait and offers more possibilities to use the fishing pole. Using specific rapala baits like teaspoons or with the movement obtained by rewinding the thread by means of the reel, it simulates the motion of insects or small prey, deceiving the fish. In Moscow: particular cane that exploits the line weight (rat tail) for the launch of the bait. Imitations of insects are so presented both on the surface and underwater, trying to simulate all of their stadiums. (Source

So if you love fishing, sooner or later you’re going to need to know how to lubricate your reel for your fishing rod because by the time you will need, and whether the time has come, this guide will certainly be useful. So, let’s see how to do it!

Be sure to have on hand:

  1. Lubricating oil
  2. Lubricating grease
  3. Screwdrivers
  4. Brush
  5. Adjusted gasoline
  6. Blow dryer

Before beginning the cleanup phase of the reel will give a brief mention on its form and function. The reel is composed of two side plates, where rifled barrel which contains the line wrapped. Between a disk and barrel there is a ball bearing which allows it to take place completely at the time of launch and is nicknamed “coil”. Rewinding is done through a special cranked lever, with a firm that acts as a guide to the wire during rewinding. Between the crank and the front disk there is a bearing called “clutch” whose function is to measure out the launch.

Finally we turn now to the part that most interests us namely the lubrication. First of all, we get a clean cloth that we spread on the table to place the parts to disassemble. With a small screwdriver (for glasses) we dismantle the rear disc (cheek) and we will have at hand the coil coming out from its seat without problems. Now we do the same thing on the side of the handle and, after unscrewing the two screws we also barrel free from constraints.

After a short all small screws, take a plastic container and fill station ground (sold at a parts store for watches) by immersing any parts removed and leaving them to soak for several minutes. Then, we rub them one by one with a soft brush and cleaning after, we extract from the liquid drying them with a hair dryer.

At this point, we just have to replace our reel, following instead the start location. As we assemble the various elements, li oils using the excellent oil (sewing machine) for oiling the various bushes while at the barrel and we use solid fat cheeks instead of buy at a hardware store or a paint factory. Now the reel is ready to face our fishing trips, knowing that even if you keep it in a closet until the occurrence will always be properly cleaned, oiled and efficient.

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