Do fishing reels need maintenance?

Proper reel maintenance includes lubricating all moving parts such as bearings, spool spindles and gears. You should lubricate lightly, however, and do not use heavy oil or grease.

How often should you service your reel?

once every twelve months
Reels should be serviced once every twelve months or so depending on use. It is possible to service reels yourself however if you are not confident in doing so, it’s best to take them to a professional to do the job.

Is it OK to use wd40 on fishing reel?

Because WD-40 is a degreaser, it breaks down grease and oil. Never use it to lubricate a reel. The basic rule of thumb is to grease gears and oil everything else sparingly. Too much grease and oil impede the spool and reduce casting distance.

Do you oil or grease fishing reel bearings?

Fishing Reel bearings generally do not require a lot of lubrication if they are being used for casting. Trolling Reel bearings may require a thicker lubrication depending on the environment they are being used in. Be sure to not over-lube. Over lubricating will kill the bearings performance in a casting reel.

How do you take apart a quantum Baitcaster?

Hold the Quantum reel firmly and slide the side of the reel opposite the handle up to access the spool. Remove the spool by sliding it straight out and set it to the side. Access the reel handle by loosening and removing the screw holding the handle cap in place with a small-blade screwdriver.

How much does it cost to service a fishing reel?

Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99 depending on reel type. This covers cleaning and lubricating of the reel as well as performance diagnostic check. Any additional parts or upgrades will be extra. Estimated time that the service will take will be approximately 2-4 weeks.

How often do you grease a spinning reel?

“To maintain your spinning reel, I would recommend a thorough cleaning at least once a year, depending on the usage,” Don says. “If the reel is used two or three times per month or is stored around saltwater, you might want to consider having it cleaned more often.