for your Rods & Reels
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The first tip is concerns lubricating the worm gear. If the part does not receive adequate grease, the pawl will fail, rendering your level wind mechanism useless. When the pawl gets worn, it looses contact with the worm gear and your line tends to bunch up and jam the reel.
If the pawl fails when you have a fish on,
quickly unscrew the retaining cap and pull the pawl quickly.
Now, the line guide will free float. You'll have to guide the
line manually, but in an emergency this will get the fish in the
During storage always back off the star drag until it loose, especially during periods longer then a day or two.
Extending the life of your fishing rods is today's deal.
Over time the clear coat on the
windings that attaches the line guides to the rod can wear off.
Especially, if the rods are stored in a rocket launcher all season
like mine used to be. Clear nail polish applied over the wrap
can coax a extra season, or two and save you some dough.
Hanging your lures on the top bar of the reel, not in the line guides and you' be far better off. Simple thing like this mean several years of usage from your fishing rods.
the process of readying tackle to go fishing, I had to re-spool reels with
fresh line. The above featured photo shows a correctly filled to the
top of the spool reel. Countless times I've seen many of my fellow
Salmon fishermen, fill reels to only what I consider a partially filled
reel. A full to the brim reel will gather more line per revolution
of the reel's handle.
Not up on the many types
of line used for Great Lakes fishing? No problem, copper and lead
core are a breeze to fish. Just make sure to apply enough tension
when you're letting out this self weighted line.
Extending the life of your
fishing tackle makes cents. Cents that add up into dollars over
time. With 5 to 10 minutes of your time and a few backs you can
fix a worn, or broken rod tip. Most quality tackle shops carry a
wide assortment of sizes to replace rod tips. Just purchase some
ferule cement that's used with a heat source and you're all set.
The above image explains the rest. Scrap off the old cement, smear
some heated glue and install the new tip.