LOOKING AFTER YOUR ROD PROPERLY

After several fishing trips, the rod is likely to have accumulated dirt (dust, soil, sand, bait) which can scratch and damage it.  Discover our advice for looking after your fishing rod properly. 
 
THE ROD
 
To start with, rinse your rod in fresh water after each trip. Make sure you don't get any water inside the fittings. 
 
A simple and effective product such as soft soap (available in supermarkets) works wonders for deep cleaning your press fit or telescopic rods. Pour the equivalent of a soup spoon full in a large basin full of warm water (or a bath) before submerging the rod parts in it. Rub gently using a microfibre sponge and dry the rod carefully using a soft cloth. 
 
Leave the rod overnight in a warm room so that it dries completely.

Canne emmanchement entretien

The fittings must be checked before the start of each season

 

RINGS 

For the rings, rub gently using a soft damp brush (not metallic) to remove impurities. Dry carefully using a microfibre cloth.

Entretien canne Huile

 

You can find Teflon grease in the cycling department in your Decathlon store

Don't hesitate to share your tips for looking after your fishing rod in the comments.
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Régler le frein moulinet
The reel is an essential item of fishing equipment. It means you can bring in fish by reeling but you can also "drag" on the line coming out when the fish pulls on the line to control it better. Discover how to adjust the drag on your reel simply and effectively.
 
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Remplir son moulinet
Filling the spool is an important step which must not be neglected before heading off to the water's edge. A badly filled spool could reduce casting distance and increase the risk of backlashes. 
 
We will explain to you how to fill your reel properly in 3 steps.
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