By: Parimal M. Rohit
Question: How do you maintain your reels? Are there any specific oils or products you use?
John L. Campbell, Marlin Club of San Diego and Yellowtail Derby Director:
Cleaning Reels after fishing in Saltwater for yellowtail: After fishing, I like to do a gentle spray or mist on the Rods and Reels. I then wipe down the reels with a clean towel or cloth. I loosen the drags on the reels and apply a thin coat of light lubricant to the reel surfaces to stop rusting or corrosion.
John L. Campbell is a member of the Marlin Club of San Diego and CEO of Campbell Pacific. He has also been involved with the International Yellowtail Derby and founded a free fishing event for juniors in 2001.