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Don't submerge it and rinse it off well when your done.

Great advice.  The abu stuff tends to do well in saltwater.  The only reels I fully trust in the salt are shimano.  I have never had one foul up over the years and I do quite a bit more saltwater fishing than bass fishing.  DO NOT put a freshwater pflueger reel anywhere close to saltwater.

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I've used my citica and cardiff in salt

There were many times where I was so tired after fishing I never bothered to rinse off my citica and it still works greats

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DO NOT put a freshwater pflueger reel anywhere close to saltwater.

That's funny.  A friend of mine lost his Pflueger President overboard in salt water and retrieved it the next day.  He rinsed it out, relubed it and has been using it for the last couple of years with no problems.

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Maybe he meant a Pflueger Supreme - they have a magnesium frame which would be destroyed by saltwater.

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I'm sure there are other reels out there, But the only reel that I know of that specifically states in the owners manual NOT to use in saltwater is the Diawa Sol.

Shimanos and Penns are hands down the best for both applications.

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i know the bigger flooger models state that they can be used it both.

but what makes the gear specificly for fresh or salt?

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The smaller pflueger bass gear does not do well in salt at all.  More specifically the lo-pro baitcasters.  I buddy of mine owns a tackle store and sells quite a bit of pflueger reels.  People buy them for freshwater but every once in a while they do some saltwater fishing with them.  When they return the reel it has this grindy awful noise.  They all sound the same after they are ruined.  I am sure some of this is lack of appropriate care, but the shimano stuff does not get returned like this.

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DO NOT put a freshwater pflueger reel anywhere close to saltwater.

That's funny. A friend of mine lost his Pflueger President overboard in salt water and retrieved it the next day. He rinsed it out, relubed it and has been using it for the last couple of years with no problems.

It's not like the damage is going to happen overnight fortunately. However, heed that warning. Pflueger clearly states to not use some of their reels in saltwater in the owner's manual. The words they use, "Freshwater Only" as is written in my Trion LP manual or box.

An interesting twist. I just checked out their site for the Trion LP. They now state, "Medium Freshwater, Light Saltwater." I wonder in the world medium freshwater means.  ::) Perhaps brackish water worthy?

They state that the Summit and Supreme are Medium Freshwater only. ::)

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"Medium Freshwater, Light Saltwater" means the manufactory does not believe the reel's drag system is capable of handling large fish. Other words don't be trying to catch Musky or Tarpon with this reel but bass or speckle trout is fine.

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I've sold many Curado B's over the past few years.

I've also seen my fair share of what happens to those reels when used in saltwater. Typically, the reel handle corrodes up under the main shaft attachment point and the main shafts will corrode down inside the reel.

Shimano's are not immune to Saltwater corrosion by any means.

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I'm sure there are other reels out there, But the only reel that I know of that specifically states in the owners manual NOT to use in saltwater is the Diawa Sol.

Shimanos and Penns are hands down the best for both applications.

I just checked the owners manual for My Sol....

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In fact, LBH has used his Tierra on the bay a few times without any problems. Not much difference between the two reels.

Daiwa is coming out with a light duty saltwater reel in '09 can't wait to get ahold of this baby.

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No reel is immune to salt water not even Penn's; proper maintenance is required  :)

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