Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spinning Reel Maintenance

a good article on a subject that my mind seems to recoil at: maintenance!
 SPINNING REEL MAINTENANCE

It is very important to routinely maintain spinning reels when they are being used in saltwater in order to ensure optimum performance. The last thing that you need when fighting the fish of a lifetime is for the reel to fail due to poor maintenance.
Recently I stumbled across an article on spinning reel maintenance while visiting the Alan Hawk website. The Alan Hawk website (www.alanhawk.com) is well worth visiting if you are looking to purchase a high end spinning reel and are looking for a comprehensive, independent review of one of many of the reels currently available in the market. The reviews are incredibly detailed and each reel is completely stripped down and analysed.
I’ve reproduced the daily and periodical care sections of the reel maintenance below but if you want to view the full article then click on the following link:- http://www.alanhawk.com/blog/care.html


Baby Blue Crab video - by Brian Bowers

nice redfish pattern that I think would work anywhere: and here's a link to a different pattern, with video, materials and other references: http://mtbpt.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-tie-blue-crab-fly.html Get Tying, Folks! (hint: that's a note for myself as much as anybody! :D)