The package for this reel came exactly 3 years ago, 22 October 2013. I remembered being disappointed by it’s cheap plasticky exterior, rough fit and finish while I was taking the unboxing photos. So the first thing that I did the following day, was to open it up for greasing before I took it out to fish. It had been my habit to service a reel even before I use it, because I had found that by protecting the reel with sufficient grease, it will be resistant to corrosion and offer many more years of service life, than if I washed it clean after every use and sent to a servicing technician every season.

In my blog, I will open up the reel to see how it fared after 3 years without any major servicing. Hope it can help you maintain your reel too.