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Dropped reel into the water

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So as I was launching for the first time with my new kayak, I let my Daiwa Revros and rod fall into the water. It was only submerged for a few second, but I had to change the line and I have noticed it is slightly noisier than before.

What is the best thing to do when this happens? Should I take it apart and clean it?

Any info greatly appreciated, thanks!

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why did you have to change the line and was it noisy prior to you changing that line?

honestly I have cast my whole outfits into the water or dropped them in and grabbed them a couple times and at most all I did was laugh.

while they are not built for submersion they are just fine in fresh water. 

long story short no need to do too much imo...just make sure to dry it out and maybe a bit of oil/grease of what you would do with your basic maintained.

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biggest issue wold be if sand/sediment got into the moving parts...spinning reel pull off the spool and hit it with some compressed air, bait caster I'd flush the worm gear with a little reel oil or wd40

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2 hours ago, Nice_Bass said:

why did you have to change the line and was it noisy prior to you changing that line?

honestly I have cast my whole outfits into the water or dropped them in and grabbed them a couple times and at most all I did was laugh.

while they are not built for submersion they are just fine in fresh water. 

long story short no need to do too much imo...just make sure to dry it out and maybe a bit of oil/grease of what you would do with your basic maintained.

I was using braided, and it all like clumped together kind of. Next time I used the reel all of line was just spinning on the spool. Sounds like it's not too big of a deal.

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24 minutes ago, brybell said:

I was using braided, and it all like clumped together kind of. Next time I used the reel all of line was just spinning on the spool. Sounds like it's not too big of a deal.

yeah you should be fine.  The braid spinning on the reel was a different issue altogether and can happen without any backing with braid (although....it has never happened to me as I really don't use braid much).

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A quick dunk in relatively clear water shouldn't harm anything. Laying out to dry and oiling hinges etc should suffice. If symptoms arise or worsen a tear down and deep cleaning is in order. 

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If it was a quick dunking, a general oiling should be sufficient as grease tends to adhere to parts better.

I'm still unclear as to why you changed your line. It all kind of "clumped together"? The line was "spinning on the spool"?  Seems to me, after the dunking, the line relaxed and was no longer "gripping" the spool (aka:  ghost drag).  That can be easily remedied.

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52 minutes ago, Ratherbfishing said:

If it was a quick dunking, a general oiling should be sufficient as grease tends to adhere to parts better.

I'm still unclear as to why you changed your line. It all kind of "clumped together"? The line was "spinning on the spool"?  Seems to me, after the dunking, the line relaxed and was no longer "gripping" the spool (aka:  ghost drag).  That can be easily remedied.

How?

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1 hour ago, brybell said:

How?

Oh, sorry.  You can either use a backing of monofilament BEFORE you tie on the braid OR you can tape the braid down to the spool.  Either way will keep the braid from slipping on the spool.

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