After a day on the water your tackle needs to be cleaned. For most rods you can just use a dry cloth for cleaning or with sea fishing, flush your rod with lukewarm water before drying. Your reel should always be flushed with lukewarm (not hot!) water whether you've been fishing fresh- or seawater. Never use detergent because it will dissolve grease as well. Dry with a clean cloth afterwards. We advise you to have your reels checked after 12 months, as preventative maintenance can substantially extend its lifetime.
All our products are grouped into families, allowing you to find the best solution for every specific situation. However there's still some tackle that can be used in many different ways and environments. Ask your dealer or Shimano Service Center for more information on suggested use of tackle.
Shimano was the first tackle manufacturer to introduce a two year parts and labour guarantee in 2002.
A Regular maintenance ensures that your Shimano product will provide you with years of reliable service.
Please contact the Shimano dealer where you purchased the product, they should send the product to the service department in your country.
We are unable to give an exact price without stripping your reel down, as internal parts may need to be replaced.
We hold spares for several years after discontinuation.
Products can be returned via your Shimano dealer. Please remember to provide proof of purchase or your warranty registration number in all instances.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide after sales support on such items. Please contact the Shimano dealer where you purchased the item.