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Offline Rodbuilder

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Rod Care
« on: March 15, 2008, 08:29:11 PM »
After fishing this past weekend in a howling south-easter, the guides on your rod will look something like this.
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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 08:41:02 PM »
The best is to clean all your rods and reels as soon as you get home, the sooner you clean it the less chance there is for corrosion to set in. Wash the rod with a light dishwashing liquid mixture and water, I use a soft nail brush to clean the guides, grips and reelseat. Dry the rod and guides with a towel and spray the guides with your favourite tackle protector. Try to avoid a tackle protector with silicone in it, it makes life very difficult for your local rodbuilder to repair any broken guides as the epoxy to glue the guides and silicone do not mix too well. I like the Penn Rod & Reel Cleaner available at the tackle shops, but Q20  and Spanjaard will also work.
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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 07:32:09 AM »
RB can the tackle protector be good for fishing? I mean the stuff are going to get on your hands and as we all know foreign smells affect your fishing negatively...

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 12:43:03 PM »
RB can the tackle protector be good for fishing? I mean the stuff are going to get on your hands and as we all know foreign smells affect your fishing negatively...

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I disagree... Keith catches loads of fish, and his line etc is full of greases and sprays. I wonder if it's not a phalacy that it affects the bites!
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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 10:35:05 PM »
Well, some guys believe it does affect their fishing, I do not. One of my best fishing days ever whilst still a pap-gooier, my bakkie broke down on my way to the inter-club competition. Got to the water with my hands covered in diesel and grease, started fishing half an hour late and won the competition.

But if you still prefer not to use tackle protector, a good wash in fresh water will get rid of the salt, but will not prevent corrosion to set in once back at the water.

I know of a couple of guys who put some aniseed in their water buckets, they believe it will get rid of the foreign smells and that the fish do not mind the smell of aniseed on the bait. Fishing can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.
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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 07:36:48 AM »
Intersting RB...

RB are you around for a throw this long weekend?

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 09:09:30 AM »
mmm...Makes one think

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 01:51:31 AM »
Intersting RB...

RB are you around for a throw this long weekend?

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Yes, will be fishing Macassar / Strandfontein area. Let me know when and where you are.
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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 07:24:34 AM »
Will do Francois thanks...

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 10:22:37 PM »
Good tips for the newbies

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 03:49:30 PM »
Nice info for the novice angler like myself

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 01:44:50 PM »
what can I use to clean the grip on my rod, seem like all the bait juices have made the grip slimy and when the rod is dry its like sand paper. 

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Re: Rod Care
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 11:27:02 PM »
You get yourself a bucket of water & wash your hands after touched the bait.  :argue1: