Monday, January 16, 2017

How To Clean A Fly Reel

Though you and I might not have a 1950's Hardy Perfect fly reel, this video by Kevin Hospodar is a good primer on how to properly clean a vintage fly reel.  I published a T.F.M. post early last year with many of the same steps through photographs on cleaning a J.W. Young made Milward Flymaster Junior but it's great to see the process in this sixteen minute film.

As someone that has way too many vintage fly reels in my own collection, this cleaning method works and it's really amazing how you can bring fly reel back to life in function and aesthetics through this process.  

Kevin Hospodar has some other great videos on his YouTube channel which includes fly tying and gear reviews.  Click subscribe to follow along.

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