Cleaning Catfishing Gear

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by hct236, May 11, 2009.

  1. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    We all know how funky our catfishing rods and reels can get and when it comes time to give them a cleaning try this. I was afraid to use cleaners that would get on the line and may spook fish, so I started using lemon juice and it cleans good and I dont think the lemon juice smell/scent spooks the fish if it gets on line.
     
  2. Catfish KID

    Catfish KID New Member

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    sounds good to me, gonna have to try it
     

  3. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I just clean mine with some hot water.When I put em away for the winter ,I take the spool out & wash them down good with soap & water.IMO-I,d be careful about getting that lemon juice down in my reel parts,it,s very acidic.
     
  4. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Agreed! Lemon juice is as bad if not worse than the citrus in a orange for acid levels. It is very corrosive over time on metals, plastic/graphite will "not" be affected by this.
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I honestly stick with cold water. Much anything else will take off your grease and oil from inside the reel. If I'm in the boat and the water is clean I will even dunk it in the water and then wipe them down with a rag.....works fine without any solvents, scents,etc.

    Ps..evenin the directions to reels it will say to clean with water ; )


    -Jim-
     
  6. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I use fresh clean water to clean my gear..