Re: How to Maintain your Fly Rod
How many of us really do clean our Gear?
I know I always carry a piece of cloth to wipe Slime off The Cork Handle.
Even though I inspect my Rods before using them & sometimes wipe them,I always make sure my Rods & Lines are cleaned,Reels dismantled,cleaned & greased before storage.
I also make a thorough check to make sure all Gear is well dried before storage.
To add to what Ard has said,if you do happen to lay a Rod down for Heavens Sake don't leave it where someone can walk on it,as I see all the time people leaving expensive Rods on or near Walking Tracks & I've nearly stepped on,I don't know how many Rods from people not thinking.