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I use to store my equipment (rods,reels,line,plastics,etc) in my boiler room. So they were always nice and warm well we recently moved and my stuff got booted to the shed so no more warm and comfy home. My question is do I need to worry about my stuff out in the cold? I live in RI so our winter nights get pretty cold. I've been thinking of ways to wrap and pack them do i need to our am I just being paranoid? I have a decent amount of money tied into my equipment that's why i'm worried. Thanks for the help

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While your finding a place to store your stuff over winter don't forget to back off the drags nobs or drag stars & the spool tension knob so they don't take a set over winter. Store them loosened

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While your finding a place to store your stuff over winter don't forget to back off the drags nobs or drag stars & the spool tension knob so they don't take a set over winter. Store them loosened

Ya that's always on my checklist but thanks. :D I think I may have found space in one of my storage closets in the new house. I did not want to risk leaving any of my equipment outside in the shed. just wasn't sure if anyone new if it would really matter one way or the other.

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With the metals, and composite materials used in rods and reels you really don't have to worry about any structural damage due to a normal change in seasonal temperatures. If you have cork handles you could see a difference because they'll dry out a little in the winter. I would take the reels off and keep them in the house just in case because if you were going to have problems that's where they will be with the high number of individual parts.

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Bringing the reels inside is best but if not possible, remove them from the rod, make sure they are dry inside and out and stuff them inside an old tube sock and secure them in a plastic tote or bin.Including Some paper or a soft blanket should take care of condensation that might occur. The rods should be fine as long as pests are kept out and cannot chew the cork, eva.... Rods should be supported either horizontally or veritically, not leaned in a corner.

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Ok. thanks for the advice luckily my stuff will fit in an unused closet so it will remain pampered

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