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I cleaned out my Citica the other day and it was full of dirt and grime. It was kind of nasty. This made me think of the last time I cleaned it, which I couldn't remember.

That led me to ask how you guys take care of your reels so that this doesn't happen?

I really need to start taking better care of her ;)

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The rule of thumb is a thorough cleaning and lube

once a year, but lots of guys do it more often and

many get by for several years without service. Pick

your poison!

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You can certainly do this yourself just like changing your own oil in car or truck, but an annual cleaning and inspection by a professional can be had for ,<$20 in some cases. Cheap insurance.

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I suffer from obsesive compulsive behavior, I want and like my stuff to look inmaculate and perform flawlessly.

The only time my reels are without cover is when they are on my hands, after I fish and before storing the reel it 's thoroughly cleaned, spool supporting bearings are oiled every 2/3 outings and dissasembled/ cleaned/ lubed every 4-6 months.

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I "tuned" both my Citica and Sahara, now they're both silky smooth! Great feeling.

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Everyone else's reels, once a year, at least.  My own reels, when it gets to the, "Oh Jeez, look at this mess" point.

;D

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I suffer from obsesive compulsive behavior, I want and like my stuff to look inmaculate and perform flawlessly.

The only time my reels are without cover is when they are on my hands, after I fish and before storing the reel it 's thoroughly cleaned, spool supporting bearings are oiled every 2/3 outings and dissasembled/ cleaned/ lubed every 4-6 months.

Whatever the clinical disorder that is diametrically opposite of your OCD, I have  it. ;) It may be chronic, acute laziness, but I don't care for that diagnosis. ::D I don't give my reels near the attention they deserve. Somewhere between our extremes is probably a level of maintenance that gets the job done effectively. Once this year is my goal. 8-)

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I suffer from obsesive compulsive behavior, I want and like my stuff to look inmaculate and perform flawlessly.

The only time my reels are without cover is when they are on my hands, after I fish and before storing the reel it 's thoroughly cleaned, spool supporting bearings are oiled every 2/3 outings and dissasembled/ cleaned/ lubed every 4-6 months.

Couldn't have said it better myself brotha, and it is not a problem, its a passion. ;)

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I like to tinker with my gear when the weather is bad, like now snowing real hard.  I clean and lube my reel , change line, rearrange tackle box, stuff like that.

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I like to tinker with my gear when the weather is bad, like now snowing real hard. I clean and lube my reel , change line, rearrange tackle box, stuff like that.

X2

also in the summer when lightning is in the forecast and I can't fish.

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