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November 10, 2011

Winterizing tackle... already?

by Chris Grech

It's that time of year again. Fall is winding down and winter is quickly approaching. Many anglers are hanging up their rods while others are preparing to target new species. Which ever side of the fence you find yourself on, some of your equipment will be taking a (hopefully brief) winter vacation.

Everyone has their own tips for long term storage while others may be looking to learn a few new tricks. So let's hear it. How do you winterize your rods, reels and tackle?

Comments (2)

Silverfox1 wrote 5 years ago

Give your rods the same attention you give the reat of your equipment. A good cleaning with fresh water, check the guide inserts for cracks, check the guide frames for rust and cracks, this would be a good time to have them repaired instead of the start of fishing season. Inspect the blank for cracks, splits and a quick coat of turtle wax doesn't hurt. Make sure to store your rods in an upright position like in a rod rack, not leaning in the corner, this will cause your blank to take the shape of the bend. Also check your handles and reelseats to make sure they have not come loose.

Chris Grech wrote 5 years ago

Well said Silverfox1, especially not to lean them against a corner and applying a little wax. The wax also makes it much easier to wash off salt after each trip.

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