I have three penn battle combos and i love them all 3000. I've caught plenty of reds and trout on them plus a bunch of sharks up in the 50+" range. I just ensure i rinse them good after every use and haven't had a problem. Owned them for a year now.
ABSOLUTELY. Fail to rinse em and the salt and sand will eat them alive. Rinse them down after every use whenever they hit any kind of saltwater. You should be greasing and lubricating your reels at least once a year if you expect it to last. The rinsing process doesn't do much of anything to the grease and oil in the bearings on an individual level. Over time it will wear away at the amount but thats a whole lot less damage than not cleaning the reels will be.Do you have to wash down all reels after a day in the surf? What does that do to the lubricant on the bearings. How deep do I have to clean my reels?
Use a light mist when rinsing, don't give them a high pressure rinse. Light mist washes away the salt and sand, high pressure forces it into places you don't want it.Do you have to wash down all reels after a day in the surf? What does that do to the lubricant on the bearings. How deep do I have to clean my reels?