A few simple steps can keep your Redington Rod looking and performing at its best.
- Pull a strip of nylon hose, cotton swab or Q-tip through the guides. If it snags, there might be a nick in the guide, which can lead to line damage.
- Never put away or store the rod wet. This can damage finish and components.
- Inspect guide wraps for signs of wear.
- Clean the cork grip with warm soapy water and rinse. If scales and grime are hard to remove, use a piece of fine steel wool, sponge or paper towel.
- Always rinse the cork and reel seat after use in saltwater. Rub with a soapy sponge, rinse with cold water and dry with a soft towel.
- Maintain the life and proper fit of the ferrules by rubbing a bit of paraffin onto them. This makes for a firm, secure fit and also makes sections easier to separate. Remove dirt or grime on ferrules if needed.
- Store the rods in the tube or on a horizontal or vertical rack.
- Inspect the blank regularly for nicks or dings.
- Don't try to lift a fish out of the water with the rod.
- To remove stuck ferrule, grab each section close to the joint, grip the blank but you will need a piece of rubber like a glove or bubble wrap to increase grip, Pull apart. If pulling doesn't work, twist the sections but do not use a guide as leverage to twist them apart, this can damage and loosen the guide.
- Watch out for car doors and those darn ceiling fans!
Periodic maintenance of your Redington Reel will keep it singing ever so sweetly.
- Release drag tension while storing. Store reel in pouch or in original box away from any heat sources.
- To clean the reel, use a clean cloth or tooth brush in warm, soapy water to remove any dirt, grit, or hard to clean surfaces.
- Rinse with cool fresh water.
- Separate spool from frame and dry all reel surfaces thoroughly.
- After the reel surfaces have dried, periodically apply a thin layer of lithium-type grease to bearing and shaft surfaces.
- Apply a small amount of light machine oil to one-way bearing. Wipe off any excess oil as over-lubrication can be detrimental to the performance of the reel and is not recommended.
Waders & Wading Boots
Dirt happens. Keep your wading gear as good as new by following these easy steps.
- Hand wash waders and boots in a utility sink or bathtub in cold water with powdered detergent, Nikwax Tech Wash or similar product. Give boots a good scrub with a stiff brush to remove any dirt.
- Use a mild bleach solution to eliminate any aquatic hitchhikers. It is important that you thoroughly clean and dry waders, boots, and fishing equipment before changing bodies of water. Learn more at www.cleanangling.org
- Rinse well.
- Hang waders to dry thoroughly. Do not place in dryer or dry clean.
- Take care of your zipper. If you have a zip front wader, you want to make sure to ROLL your waders up, starting at the feet, to store properly. You never want to bend the wader zipper any other way as the zipper may come off of its track.