Do you service your own reels? (basic maintenance)

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    Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 3:24pm
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Does anyone out there service their own reels?
I'm not talking about taking them into a million pieces, (that's a nightmare waiting to happen...) but basic lubrication??

If so, the NZ Fishing News team have been doing a bit of work with Deuthlon, an international company that specialises in lubricants (originally for bikes, but now fishing reels). We're giving away a number of starter kits and would be keen to get some feedback if any keen forum members would be interested.

If so, you can sign up here or drop me a PM Smile


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Oh and you can see what I mean by basic maintenance below:


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I used to be very keen on servicing my own gear, a take them to a million pieces sort of guy. Now I tend to deal with them when they sound like coffee machines. It's all because I spend too much time doing 'stuff' instead of looking after stuff. Plus I have too much fishing gear.
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I strip mine down completely. 
Might be keen on purchasing some of the oil and the light grease. 
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I do and being winter you just reminded me it's time to get cracking.
Happy to help test things out
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Send a PM guys
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Originally posted by dorazhang dorazhang wrote:

Choosing new road bike lights can be daunting when you see how many are on the market. There are more brands and styles than ever before and no matter what your needs or your budget you will be sure to find the best bike lights for your needs online.

Thanks for the insight dorazhang.  Been nice knowing you.
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Excellent idea, most of the greases required come in the size of pack that would last the average fisher several lifetimes.  A set containing a small amount of everything you need is ideal.  One of those ideas that you wonder why no one did it before.
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Originally posted by Kevin.S Kevin.S wrote:

Excellent idea, most of the greases required come in the size of pack that would last the average fisher several lifetimes.  A set containing a small amount of everything you need is ideal.  One of those ideas that you wonder why no one did it before.
I service most of my reels and bought a tub of Cals Reel Grease many years ago and there's still 90% remaining!!

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Sent off a PM the other day, and package received Today


Good selection and look forward to trying them out

Those that say it can't be done are being overtaken by those doing it.
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Nice articles thanks. Should be very helpful. Some of my reels getting a bit stiff and never done this before
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Yep, been servicing and fully rebuilding my own reels for many years now. This sort of thing would be a treat to try out for sure. Message sent Smudge Thumbs Up
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Thanks for the expressions of interest guys Thumbs Up

The Deuthlon starter kits are currently being sent, so once they arrive, we'd appreciate any feedback (good or bad) and pictures.

As an FYI, there is a guide on servicing baitcaster reels being published in the September issue of NZ Fishing News to compliment the spin and overhead guides. This will be posted online in a month or so.
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Thanks JP, I'll be sure to send some feedback. First up it's a great idea to have the different types of lube bundled up in one package
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I service approx 50 game reels a year plus plenty of smaller jig reels and even smelly bait fishermans reels. Wouldnt mind trying it out

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I generally just give them a good clean up with CRC by taking the reel/handle etc off but not fully disassemble them. One of my little Shimano TRG200 reels is still going after 14 years with this method, although the drag needs coaxing to get going now.

I'd give this stuff a go to see if I can bring that favourite reel back to its full potential though
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I'm not a reel "mechanic" but I wouldn't use CRC. It's just a kerosene based product and not really good for anything.

Inox is very good. WD40 is better than CRC but not as good as Inox. Of course this is only my opinion, but I would recommend not suing CRC
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Originally posted by kimber7wsm kimber7wsm wrote:

I'm not a reel "mechanic" but I wouldn't use CRC. It's just a kerosene based product and not really good for anything.

Inox is very good. WD40 is better than CRC but not as good as Inox. Of course this is only my opinion, but I would recommend not suing CRC


Very true, i prefer Reel X , even better

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Were can we buy these kits from i can't seem to find anywhere
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You can buy them at the site below, but I might have a couple of starter kits left. Flick me a PM Thumbs Up

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