Bought an AG Black Max Baitcaster, question on lubing it

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Zoltar, May 17, 2009.

  1. Zoltar

    Zoltar New Member

    This is my first baitcasting reel. I noticed this in the Q&A section of the bass pro shop website

    I grew up on spincast reels, and we always just sprayed some WD 40 into the gears to maintain them each spring. I guess the Black Max will have instructions that tell me how to lube it. How often do you guys do this to maintain your reels?

    I also have a Abu Garcia Cardinal spinning reel that I haven't lubricated. I should probably look into that.

    edit: I just checked out this webiste ( He seems to suggest that spinning reels just need to be cleaned & greased if you start to have trouble with them. He also made some interesting comments about lubes.

    Once I get some experience with this reel, I'll share my thoughts about it.