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Maintenance and storage of fishing equipment: this is how you keep your equipment in good condition

Fishing gear is not just tools; they are the fisherman's companion and the key to successful fishing trips. That is why it is important to take care of the equipment and store it properly so that it remains functional and durable year after year. Here are some basic tips for maintaining and storing fishing equipment:

1. Clean the equipment after each use:

Fishing equipment is often exposed to various elements such as water, mud and salt water.

Clean them carefully after every fishing trip. Use a soft brush and mild soap to remove dirt and salt, especially from metal parts.

And now the honest answer: how many people actually do this every time?

2. Check the condition of the gear:

Do regular checks on all your fishing gear. Check rods, reels, lines, hooks, and lures for any signs of damage or wear.

Replace or repair damaged parts immediately.

3. Maintain coils and adjustment mechanisms:

Coils and adjustment mechanisms are sensitive to moisture and corrosion.

Keep them moving and protected with proper oil or lubricant. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for lubrication frequency and methods.

4. Store the equipment correctly:

The storage place for fishing equipment should be dry, cool, and protected from direct sunlight. Avoid damp and moisture-prone spaces, which can cause rusting and other damage to the equipment.

5. Use protective tubes and a bag for storage:

During long transports and storage, protect rods and other sensitive equipment with protective tubes and bags. This way you avoid damage and breakage that can occur during transport, for example.

6. Do an annual renovation inspection:

At the beginning of spring, before the start of the new fishing season, do a thorough inspection of all your equipment. Clean them, replace parts if necessary, and make sure everything is ready for the next fishing trip.

Maintenance and storage of fishing equipment requires regular attention and care, but it is necessary for their longevity and efficiency.

When you keep your equipment in good condition, you can enjoy a worry-free fishing experience year after year.

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