We’ve got a panel of fly fishing experts that periodically answers your questions about anything remotely related to the world of fly fishing.
When we asked our expert panel “What are your tops tips for storing gear in the off-season?”, we got some really valuable insights. Not insights on storing gear so much – more insights on the common trait that makes them experts. Read on and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Since the expert panel didn’t exactly answer the question as we expected, here are a few of our own tips for storing gear – if you’ve got an off-season.
- Hang your waders to dry so they don’t get wrecked by mildew.
- Clean and dry all your gear (rods and reels especially).
- Loosen the drag on your reels.
- If you’ve been fishing in saltwater, soak your reels overnight in warm fresh water before giving them a final rinse and drying them.
“What is this off-season you speak of? Forgive me for I know not of what is this off-season.”
“There is no such thing as ‘storing gear’ or ‘off season’ in steelhead country. If you’re willing to travel and use your imagination within the tri-state area, you can mine for steel year-round in the Pacific Northwest.”
“I don’t really have an off-season.”
“Hmmmm??? What’s an off season?”
If you’ve got a question for the Deneki expert panel, drop us a line!