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Just wondering what would be best for cleaning all the goo off my rods for upcoming salmon and steelie season. Any info fellas?



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I rinse my Rod with a mild soap and warm water, and also use a old soft tooth brush to scrub the reel seet and the guides, as for the cork thats stained, you can use a fine sand paper to clean it up, dont use anything to course or you will start making a custom handle. if you dont want to use sand paper, you can use a scrub brush with some soap.
 

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Leave'em dirty hoyrod, you'll catch more fish. A superstition of mine. ;) I never wash my fishing vest either. :eek:
 

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The best thing to do is to show the rods a picture of moving water. Then start a fire outside from some planks ripped off an old outhouse. Strip naked and dance around the fire while beating yourself with cedar boughs.

It won't get the rods clean, but it will give your neighbours a new perspective on you.

Seriously, just a bit of mild detergent and warm water does the trick . Rinse the rods well and don't scrub the cork too much.
 

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curmudgeon said:
The best thing to do is to show the rods a picture of moving water. Then start a fire outside from some planks ripped off an old outhouse. Strip naked and dance around the fire while beating yourself with cedar boughs.

It won't get the rods clean, but it will give your neighbours a new perspective on you.

Seriously, just a bit of mild detergent and warm water does the trick . Rinse the rods well and don't scrub the cork too much.
LMAO!!! :thumbup:
 

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Windex applied with a damp cloth works really well for most rods. It is a spray and easy to use. Just apply and rinse off with the garden hose sprayer.I would use mild soap on the cork handles and a not too soft nail brush. Once dry I would use a green scrub pad (kinda like 200 grit sandpaper) on the cork to "renew" the feel. I would take a close look at the guides and make sure they are not grooved and clean the reel seat with toothpaste and toothbrush....It doesn't hurt the plastic and will bring the shine back to any metal parts...Rinse with the hose....Empty your vest and push all the velcro strips together and just throw into a delicate cycle in the machine.........Once done, just like new!!
Now, once that is completed you can hit the river, cover the handles with roe juice and start all over again!!
Hey Hotrod.....you need to empty your mailbox.cannot get in 'cause it's full!!...............Ortho 8)
 

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i would stay away from windex as in my past experience unless you give the rod a good rinse it can dull the finish of the rod itself. Happened to a brand new fly rod a few months after purchase. I would assume that if you rinse the rod after using the windex it would work well.
 
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