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Dedicated salt water fly rod/reel or not?

Postby mikeblaw » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:58 pm

I am wondering about equipment for an April/May 2013 trip to the OBX. I have a 9' 8wt Sage rod and reel for freshwater bass/steelhead/salmon. I am worried about my reel turning into a rusted wreck with exposure to salt water. My other surf fishing gear from my days in Virginia Beach has a greenish patina but is otherwise in good condition, so I am not as concerned about my rod.

Will proper fresh water rinsing/ cleaning be enough to preserve my reel or should I purchase a dedicated saltwater reel?


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Re: Dedicated salt water fly rod/reel or not?

Postby bhorsley » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:02 pm

wash it and rub it with some anti rust--CRC etc you will be fine
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