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#11138098 - 09/30/15 08:38 PM SALT WATER FLY FISHING ?
nytxfish Offline

Registered: 04/27/13
Posts: 49
Loc: DFW
Not to start a debate about equipment, or anything else. I have a straight forward questions for all.

I have a 10wt rod/reel (never used).
Heading to the coast in 2 months and would like to use the set up.


Anything I can do pre/post to avoid damaging the reel beforehand?

I read in a blog post suggesting spraying the reel with teflon as a buffer.
Any suggestions as to how to clean afterwards would likely help too.

Any suggestions, ideas, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Again, not starting a debate about using fresh for salt etc.

Thanks in advance.
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#11138614 - 10/01/15 07:29 AM Re: SALT WATER FLY FISHING ? [Re: nytxfish]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1163
Loc: Texas
If it's a cast and powdercoated reel you may want to rethink using it in the salt. But just give it and the rod a thorough rinse in fresh water daily, and after the trip strip it, clean it, and lube it.

#11142590 - 10/03/15 01:50 AM Re: SALT WATER FLY FISHING ? [Re: nytxfish]
Dtheg Offline

Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 198
Loc: Wylie, Tx
Just wash it off very well. You'll be good. Don't forget to wash your bugs and let them air dry.
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