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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2006 03:26 pm
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Here are a simple guidelines on how to prolong the lifespan of your fishing tackle-

It's good and well having impressive tackle,top of the range rods, the best reels money can buy and top quality line so therefore it is imperative we take good care of our tackle so here are some tips on how-:

Reels-after eah trip rinse yor reel in fresh warm water always ensuring your drag is tight before doing so to stop the water soaking into the drag system using abrush also helps to remove excess salt and sand. Leave the reel for a few hours to dry properly then spray with silicone.This will protect and ensure less corosion takes place in those difficult to clean areas of the reel. Once you have proprely cleaned it loosen the drag and store in the bag which it was supplied.Ones reel should be serviced after every three trips.


Rods-Always ensure that yor rod is dry before putting it away in a bag.If the rod is wt the seat of the eyes will rust and the foam grip will grow mouldy.Once you've wiped it down a spray of silicone will do wonders in protecting it from damage.

Hooks-i fing that putting a little cake flour at the bottom of my hook box helps prevent corrosion, extending the lifespan of those expensive hooks.

Line-always check your line for nicks and damages, a small nick can mean the difference between landing that fish of a lifetime and losing it also preferably store your reels in a dark cupboard as ultravoilet light can seriopusly damage nylon

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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2006 03:38 pm
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Equipment: Assassin Beach Master.-Shimano SpeedMaster IV.-Shimano Torium30
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Virginia,Isipingo,Toti,Tugela Mouth,Winkels,Cape Vidal, Mapelane,Port St Johns
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Sheesh On Dad. You must really love the ESA MAG;):P

LOL! i am just teasing. Its great info and by you posting it, it gives all the members who dont have the mag a chance to grab great tips.

Good Stuff On DAD



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