Cleaning Gear

Fishing ReelsWhen you can’t get out in the woods or on the water it’s time to clean your gear. I don’t know about you but it’s not a chore to me. It’s a chance to get to know your guns and your rods/reels better and make sure they’re in top shape.

Today I dealt with fishing reels and poles. Here are some of the ones I worked on first. A couple of these were left in the house my wife and I purchased, like the big old Mitchell spinning reel. It was nasty and covered with mold. But it works just fine.

If you click on the image you’ll see a video about cleaning reels. I wash mine with a scrub brush and dish detergent, rinse, let them dry and then apply a little oil if needed. All of the ones pictured are getting new line too. I have a couple others that I cleaned today too that I’ve been using lately.

Tomorrow I think I’ll clean all my guns even though I put them away clean and haven’t used any but my Glock 27 recently. It just lets me know I have them in good shape. I know I need to do it because I took out a long barreled single action .22 pistol that I have not used in a long time. It had a few dots of rust on the barrel. That just makes me angry so it’s time to check them out.

How about you? Do you have a gear cleaning plan? How about your tackle or hunt box. How clean and sharp are those knives . . .