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baitcaster fell in water, should I do anything.

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My baitcaster fell in the water and was wondering what or even if i sould do any such as having it cleaned? Alot of backlashes when you using afterwards, but I took that as brakes were wet.

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Rob

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honestley a loooooong time ago when i used to have 1 reel for both salt and freshwater. sometimes i would dunk it in the lake(freshwater) if it started acting up. it seemed to help, but i cant recommend doing that now because i honestly dont know the affects that the water has on the reel.Did it fall to the bottom, in the mud or sand? that would probably have a negative affect. Reel Mechanic on here should be able to point you in the right direction.

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Fresh water should not harm it one bit, many people (freshwater fisherman) rinse their reels off after each outing.

The problem would be sand or grit getting into the reel, worst case scenario.

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My baitcaster fell in the water and was wondering what or even if i sould do any such as having it cleaned? Alot of backlashes when you using afterwards, but I took that as brakes were wet.

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Rob

Yea,take it out of the water! ;D

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My baitcaster fell in the water and was wondering what or even if i sould do any such as having it cleaned? Alot of backlashes when you using afterwards, but I took that as brakes were wet.

Thanks

Rob

In fresh water you will probably not have any problems once it dries out (basic re-lube will help).

In salt water if you leave it, it will start to cause problems over time (corrosion and rust) and be harder to take care of....

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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Oil floats on water. Baitcasters are not water proof, water can get to the bearings when submersed. I would think that the water would float the oil from where it should be to other places. If that happened to one of my reels, I would do a complete clean and relube. Just my opinion.

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Believe me, if I had to break down and re-lube every time my reels got wet, for the 11 years I was tourney fishing. I would have spent more time re-lubricating my reels than using them.

I will reiterate, if it was fresh water dry the reel then basic lubrication (Oil:(1-2 drops of oil only) Spool Shaft Shims, Handle Knobs, Spool Release Mechanism, Level-Wind Stabilizer Bar, Level-Wind Worm Gear, Line Carriage Pawl, and Ball Bearings.

If it was salt water then "Have it serviced NOW"...

Simple huh... :)

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