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I heard that you shouldnt use your freshwater reels in salt water cause it will ruin your reel.Was wondering if i did use my fresh stuff and cleaned it right after fishing salt if they would be ok?Really want to fish but dont want to spend money on salt equipment if i dont have to.Also if anyone knows good fishing spots in the treasure island area please tell me

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Rinse your equipment right after fishing with fresh water, you should be fine.

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If you go to shimano website, they say wich reels are best suite to fish saltwater, I think that better stuff, will work better and last more time, if you use both enviroments.

David

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You'll have to be specific about what reels you want to use in salt.

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I use curados for inshore fishing and they hold up great.  I have two that I purchased right when the 200E7 came out and they are still doing great.  This includes ton of rigorous use, lots of fish like the one in my avatar.

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Regarding rinsing, I seem to recall reading years ago that you should not use a garden hose to rinse off reels, since the pressure could force salt deposits and other contaminants  into the reel's innards.

Don't remember if they recommended dunking the reels in a bucket of clean fresh water, or pouring water over them.

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I use a garden hose every day but not a spray, just as it comes out of the hose.  Rinse from top to bottom and you won't force any foreign matter into the reel.  Salt is not the biggest problem, there are products  like SaltX that remove salt, sand is your worst enemy.

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Rinse your equipment right after fishing with fresh water, you should be fine.

Agreed

It's fine to use a high-pressure jet on the rods and guides,

but turn the pressure down when directed at reel joints and seams.

High-pressure rinsing can deposit corrosives and abrasives in the reel mechanism

that will be trapped until the reel is dismantled and cleaned.

Roger

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spray on furniture cleaner right after your done fishing it will absorb the salt and clean your reel

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Some reels are designed to be more corrosion resistant than others. What reels are you fishing?

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Some reels are designed to be more corrosion resistant than others. What reels are you fishing?

Pflueger baitcasters shimano spinning

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Materials may vary in models within a brand making them more or less corrosion resistant. Rinse well immediately after use and clean/lube often. If you do a lot of salt water fishing there are many specific saltwater reels to choose from.

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Can anyone explain the difference between the salt water version and the fresh water version ;)

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Rinse your equipment right after fishing with fresh water, you should be fine.

yep we deal with that a lot here along the gulf coast, make sure you rinse it either every few hours if you are out all day or when you are done.

Even the stainless and aluminum saltwater gear they say to rinse it off immediately after use.

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Thank you guys good stuff.Now my wife is really gonna get mad at me cause im gonna be fishing all day,and all vaction lol.Just need to learn how to fish the ocean from the beach and a pier now.

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Can anyone explain the difference between the salt water version and the fresh water version ;)

After just one exposure to saltwater, a "low-end" reel may begin to show signs of corrosion.

On the other hand, most high-end reels, whether they're specified for saltwater-use or not,

consist chiefly of non-corrosive components except for some renegade screws, springs, washers, et al.

Wherever possible, reel manufacturers like to use polymer components such as nylon,

Teflon and polycarbonate, which are non-corrosive materials.

However, when a reel is specified for "saltwater-use", they need to use

marine-grade aluminum (a la magnesium), and at wear points they need to replace

plain carbon steel with "stainless steel. Stainless steel is simply machine steel

that's alloyed with about 10% chromium.

Roger

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Can anyone explain the difference between the salt water version and the fresh water version ;)

Yeah, it says "Heavy" for freshwater use, and "Light" for saltwater use, LOL.

;D ;D

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i rinse my reels after pier fishing with the spray nozzle in my sink , it is not very high pressure . i only use my REVO INSHORE for salt water , even tho it is made for it , i still rinse it after each use  ;)

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First of all I use a mg reel (supreme) in saltwater with no adverse affect, in time there will be a problem as this reel does not have non corrosive bearings, if you rinse you should not have a problem with finish on the frame, I will not do this again.  The stella is a mg reel, approved for saltwater use with non corrosive bearings, but there is a difference in the saltwater version of the stella, aluminum frame, and parts coated for saltwater use that the freshwater stella does not come with.  In the Quantum line up there are differences as well, I use a cabo and it's great for saltwater.

The terms "airplane grade" or "marine grade" are generic terms as there are 100's of different aluminum alloys, the same goes for SS, 100's there too.  I have not noticed any mfg stating exactly what the alloy is regarding alum, ss or mg.

Occasional use with a decent quality fresh water reel should pose no problem, but for steady use in saltwater a saltwater reel is the best way to go.

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