Rod Maintenance

What is the best way to clean my fishing rods?
A fishing rod does not have a defined 'service' method, but we recommend removing the reel and wiping the rod with a wet rag after each usage to ensure that any saltwater residue is gone. To get rid of any excess moisture, dry the rod right away. After removing any surface contamination, wipe down the blank and guides with a thin layer of synthetic lubricant, such as CRC High Performance Multilube Gel, to prevent surface corrosion and/or degradation.

What should I do now that my rod has broken?
If you believe the rod broke due to no fault of the user, you should return it to the manufacturer for a warranty claim, as most manufacturers offer warranties on their rods. Products that are being sent in for warranty evaluation must be returned to the retailer where they were purchased. It is necessary to produce proof of purchase.

Is it possible to fix my rod?
In most cases, the answer is no. If the blank is cracked or fractured, there isn't much that can be done to fix the problem, and the rod is effectively rendered worthless. If the break is very close to the tip, a replacement tip guide can be installed; however, this will affect the rod's function, and the manufacturer cannot be held liable for any consequences.



  • After each use, make sure to clean your rod.
  • Keep your rods safe by storing them vertically and out of the way, preferably in a rod rack.
  • Use rod bags and rod tubes wherever possible, especially when travelling and/or in transit by car or airline.
  • Remember that your rods were created for a specific purpose; some are designed for huge fish, while others aren't.
  • When travelling through bush or snag-infested areas, always carry your rod butt first.


  • Avoid storing your rods in such areas where they might be bumped or knocked.
  • Store your rods in a straight or loaded posture whenever possible, especially in a hot area like the back of a car. In this condition, rods might become permanently bent.
  • Never, ever, ever leave your rods on the ground.
  • When retrieving a hook or bait from a tree or a snag, don't use your rod.
  • Don't use your rod for something it wasn't designed for.
  • Load your rod only with the line going through the guides and at a loaded angle of no more than 60 degrees, rather than bending it by hand.