Rod Maintenance -- Prolong and improve
the life and performance of your rod.
After fishing, in fresh or salt water, rinse your rod carefully in a
solution of mild soapy water to remove residues or odors. Do not use
Dry your rod off before storing. You might follow by wiping down the
rod with a liquid furniture polish to enhance the look and finish.
Lubricate reel seats and touch up guide feet with WD-40 or other
similar corrosion inhibitors.
When traveling or storing, always protect your rod by encasing it in
its sock and/or tube -- else rod may develop fractures that cause rod
failure. Store out of the sun and weather and completely dry.
Periodically check the plug in the end of the butt section of the rod
to ensure it’s in place, and check the guides for grooves.
Occasionally lube the male section of the ferrule with paraffin
keeping a tight fit and making disassembly easier.
1) Insert the tip of the butt section into the butt of the tip
section with the guides offset by 90º.
2) Align the guides by firmly twisting the butt until the sections
3) Check the tightness by attempting to pull the sections straight
apart without twisting. If the connection holds, they’re tight
enough. To disassemble, simply reverse the twist.
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