When you get home from fishing, wet your towel with clean, fresh water. Use the towel to wipe off the outside of your reel, removing any salt or grime that built up over the day.
Once the outside of your reel is cleaned off, it’s time to move inside the reel. Pop the side plate open so you can remove the spool. If you have line on your spool, we recommend taping around the line so it’s not hanging off, and there are no tags in between the frame and the spool when you put it back together.