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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2018 > How To Oil Fishing Reel: A Step by Step Guide
Gear maintenance is critical if you want your fishing reels to work properly and last for a long time. While learning “how to oil fishing reel” isn’t most people’s idea of fun at first, once you learn how to clean and oil your reels, you can repeat the process quickly and easily. Here is a quick step-by-step guide for how to oil fishing reel, specifically, a spinning reel.
Avoid using soaps or degreasers as they may damage the reel or leave residue. The best oil for fishing reels is formulated specifically for reel care. Reel cleaning kits are available at most outdoor retailers or you can gather these items yourself:
Keeping your gear clean is an important step on how to fish, and for quick maintenance, you don’t need to clean the reel every time. Oil your reel every couple of uses and deep clean occasionally. Use gentle water pressure when rinsing reels after use to help extend their life. Learn more about fishing gear maintenance for reels and lines.
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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