As a new convert to the wonderful world of angling, you may well be looking at the maintenance required to keep your tackle in good condition and maximise its life. Reels need stripping, cleaning, and to be lightly greased. Lures and spinners cleaned and checked. Hooks checked for bluntness or damage, and traces and line checked for weakness. A good maintenance regime is doubly important if your choice of angling is sea fishing.
The vast majority of both fresh and sea water fishing rods these days are made of carbon fibre, fibreglass, or graphite, so what’s there to go wrong? With the rod itself, hopefully, nothing - very few crack or snap - but it has been known! When fishing from beach, rocky headland or boat, rods get dropped and knocked about. GRP or carbon can get chipped, and guides bent or split. Just 30 minutes checking your equipment after a weekend’s fishing will ensure your kit is up to the job next time out. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uOedYY