Clean Up And Storage After The Long Range Trip.

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Good for him. Heavy marine pay

Dislike wahoo? How is that possible? The wahoo is the holy grail of the barracuda slime stick

You like them. Correlates with the huge Tuna cycle that I imagine 😂
 
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CI_SeaWolf

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    I use a spray bottle with fresh water or a clean cup or glass from the galley to rinse my reels off every morning while they are in the rack. After the trip, a rinse with the hose then a wash down with salt X , then a rinse, then another wash down with Dawn dish soap… rinse again and let air dry. Back off all drags and wipe any water spots off, soak reel covers and rod socks in salt x too, replace all top shots prior to new trip with fresh line. This year, having my larger 2 speeds all blueprinted by Cal’s, drags serviced on all the smaller reels that I plan to use next season too.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Uh Tom, Stay classy San Diego? You’ve given up on Camarillo?!

    I use a spray bottle on the boat each day. Rinse the reels in the head before drying and putting in the reel bag at trip end. I give them a good going over back at home.
     
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    Cubeye

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    After every trip, I remove PE line and rinse every single feet of them. I wind the line onto a big spool, put that spool into a bucket of water and wind it on another spool and let it dry before I store in a drawer. Most said I am stupid/crazy
    Reels ~ stripped and grease/oil every trip too.
    One thing is, I don’t have a lot of reel like most of you so maybe I can spend time doing that. 4-7 reels depending on what kind of trip.
    Cleaning the reels internally depends on where they are stored on the boat. If they are stored along the side of the boat, subject to ocean spray, then yes. But if they are stored in the back, protected from the saltwater, then I see no need to do it every trip.

    Just my thoughts.
     
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    TOTW

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    I’ve had to soak the hooks on jigs in vinegar then use a brass brush to remove rust… on a dozen jigs. JRI’s are the worse, I don’t know what cheap hooks they use but they rust whenever they get wet. Rinsing on the boat alone doesn’t get it done. Rods/reels can be rinsed on the boat then rinsed better when I get home. I think I’m going to start going over the rods with Pledge too.
    JRIs have VMCs just like most jigs these days. They don’t have the greatest coating but do the job well enough. I manage the rust by cutting off the hook and staring over.
     
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    Steve K

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    I fished four 7-8 day trips this season from mid July to early November. Fortunate to have been able to do that and due to a back and forth travel between our house in Bishop and our son’s house in Reno, I had fewer days to fuss around getting ready for the next trip. Found a routine that worked out. First thing was to take the reel bag out to the back porch and spread out the reels on the table. They dry pretty quickly.

    Then laundry and while that was swishing around I would line up the rods in the front yard and give them a good spray down with the hose and wipe down.

    When I was finishing up the laundry, it turned out to be easier to just re-pack the duffel with the hoodie and windbreaker along with all the tee shirts. Turns out, tees that I wear on my fishing trips don’t get much use at home.
     
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    CI_SeaWolf

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    Uh Tom, Stay classy San Diego? You’ve given up on Camarillo?!

    I use a spray bottle on the boat each day. Rinse the reels in the head before drying and putting in the reel bag at trip end. I give them a good going over back at home.
    Just a bit of Ron Burgundy…..
     
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    Tsmithson

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    I was surprised that a few of the rods I used most needed a second wash. After the first wash and dry I noticed some salt came out from the upper reel seat and from between the Hypalon and foam handle joint.

    I also had to give special attention to the reel bolt anchors/bracket and nuts. Scrubbed with 3 in 1 oil and a toothbrush.

    My brother told me to take the poles to the car wash with the high pressure soap sprayer and give them a good blast.
     
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    every thing that leaves the house gets washed on the way back in, except the unused tackle.

    rods get leaned against a tree and a couple passes with a hose. towel dry to remove spots some of the time, but not always. pledge once a year (looks so nice!). a couple of my oldest boat rods have some corrosion at the brace for the perfection guides, but only a couple. scales get flaked off while fishing, my 40# reel knob seems to grow scales no matter what I do.

    reels come off the rods, rinsed under the kitchen faucet sprayer with the drag on, and STAY IN THE KITCHEN for a couple days, so I'll remember to spin the crank a few times the first day, then loosen the drags and let them finish drying the second day, then get stored on a shelf in the man cave after that (my wife won't let me forget). I tie/sato new leaders every couple of trips or more often if needed, and I do a full break-down, grease/oil service annually. I just finished all my reels on Friday, about twenty of them over two weeks, and here's why: I only found one bad bearing; two that are a little slower than the rest so I'll replace them anyway; a couple main gear/pinion gear combos that need to go in the ultrasonic cleaner; the usual reel foot hardware that somehow collects the most corrosion; but I found a surprising amount of salt in a couple reels, including my nighttime jigging setups (makes sense, it's a LOT of wet line going up/down constantly). this is why I like avets, btw- they're so simple I can do all the service myself.

    I have a "salty" pocket on the side of my tackle bag, and any tackle that comes out of the bag goes back into the pocket. then I rinse at home and dry on a towel, oil/replace as needed. no rust in my tackle storage since I started doing this years ago, I have found one rusty hooks makes a whole rusty tray. plus, I always find things to fix/replace when I'm in my kitchen but I always mis-organize or fail to notice problems when I'm on the boat.

    clothing gets washed and put back in the "work/fish" side of the closet. sleeping bag airs out for a couple days then goes back in the duffel. boots get hosed/brushed and aired out in the garage until the next trip. personal/ditty bag goes into the hallway closet for whatever adventure comes next.
     
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    nicodemus

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    I have someone else clean and store my rods for me.

    Hooks and terminal gear I used - usually throw away.

    Jigs - wash on the boat and air dry.

    Throw almost every t-shirt out. Usually 1 pair of shorts as well.

    Reels - Sell all my reels after every long trip. Easier than having to maintain them.
    Sooo.... is there "JohnTFT's Used Reel Sale" list that one can get on???
     
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    CI_SeaWolf

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    I was surprised that a few of the rods I used most needed a second wash. After the first wash and dry I noticed some salt came out from the upper reel seat and from between the Hypalon and foam handle joint.

    I also had to give special attention to the reel bolt anchors/bracket and nuts. Scrubbed with 3 in 1 oil and a toothbrush.

    My brother told me to take the poles to the car wash with the high pressure soap sprayer and give them a good blast.
    Careful with the pressure washer, could strip the rod epoxy or varnish off. a little blue Yamaha grease to the bolts prior to installation is good too!
     
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    Steve K

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    I had what I thought was a good idea. Laid out the rods on the lawn and turned on the sprinklers. Every rod had white spots, some worse than others. Took a rub with something oil based to get them back to normal. Might have been some car polish. Pretty sure it was that green Turtle Wax.
     
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    Tsmithson

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    I had what I thought was a good idea. Laid out the rods on the lawn and turned on the sprinklers. Every rod had white spots, some worse than others. Took a rub with something oil based to get them back to normal. Might have been some car polish.
    I was thinking maybe I should oil the aluminum reel seat assembly(nuts and threads).
    I‘ve always just rinsed with water but with extended time exposed to salt it might benefit with some oil?
     
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    JohnTFT

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    Sooo.... is there "JohnTFT's Used Reel Sale" list that one can get on???
    The fairest way I figured out how to sell what didnt sell on the boat is -

    I post them in the classifieds here on BD.
     
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    CI_SeaWolf

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    I also keep a big ziplock bag for stuff that goes in the water like jigs, hooks, sinkers…… that stuff doesn’t go back in the trays until it has been soaked in warm water and Dawn dish detergent and rinsed and dried. Like the others here, I have a “sea bag” with my fishing clothes and various stuff ready to go, when I get back, the stuff gets washed and dried….back in the bag. Boots get scrubbed down and dried out too
     
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    Kevin A

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    Good for him. Heavy marine pay

    Dislike wahoo? How is that possible? The wahoo is the holy grail of the barracuda slime stick

    You like them. Correlates with the huge Tuna cycle that I imagine 😂
    1/2 the time the Hoo's are full of worms and they are packing. Not like salmon grouper worms!
     
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