Reel Seat Lube

Reel Seat Fishing Rod

We all know that you need to lubricate your fishing reel on a regular basis to keep it running like new. However, there is one area that is usually overlooked when it comes to adding some protective reel grease or lubricant — the reel seat.

Reel Seat Fishing Rod

Before I put a reel on a rod, I place a little bit of light grease on the reel seat to prevent corrosion in the contact points where the reel meets the reel seat on the rod.

Put a dab of grease on the threaded studs of the reel clamp and on the clamp collar. Once you’re all lubed up, go ahead and tighten down the reel into place as you normally would. This small step will keep the salt from eating up any metal components in your setup.

Capt. Scott Goodwin
Capt. Scott Goodwin started fishing in the lakes of Kentucky where he grew up. A move to Florida, however, brought him into a whole new realm of fishing. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology from Eckerd College, he decided that he liked catching fish more than studying them and thus began ...