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muskieboy46

Reel Salvaging

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So let's say one of your rod and reels falls overboard (or your dad accidentally hooks it on the backcast and casts your rod into the lake). And so your rod and reel is at the bottom of the lake. And a couple days later you snorkel and find the rod/reel. What steps would you take to get the reel back to prime condition? Or is it probably shot?

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Take it appart.

Clean it.

Let it dry out.

Lube it up and put it back together.

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have your dad replace the one he threw overboard, then clean the other one so you'll have an extra combo for when it happens again.

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i'd have it gone over by a professional. preferably the company that made it.

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After the reel has been cleaned and relubed, it will be good to go.

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Glad to hear this happened to someone else too.

My friend caught my BRAND NEW 5600 on his back cast and sent it into the drink a few years ago, I dove in after it so it was only in the water for a minute. Couple shots of oil and it's been fine.

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Thanks for the help! Tried it out today and seems to be working... let's hope it keeps working...

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" Glad to hear this happened to someone else too"

I tossed a rod and reel over board one afternoon!( Was trying to hold the rod with my hand in front of the reel. With arthritis, i found out i couldn't hold it very well!) My son snagged it with his rod.

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dont have to do anything. my reals get wet all the time

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