New member, first post. I'm renewing a pair of vintage Daiwa Ultralight reels (500C and 700C) and a 2500c.
I'm learning others are making new parts for my old, used reels. My wife's 2500C (salmon rig) needs the drag renewed and her 1300C might need the drag done, too. Luckily, they are not the only game in town.
Parts for the ultralights were hardest to find, but there's a guy in Missouri who sells bearings and drag washers on Ebay so I'm buying everything from him. I've never repaired reels before but I've always been a guy who likes DIY, so I will just tear into it once all my parts are in for any given reel. He has YT videos I can follow, too. Well-lit and coherent, too!!!
SO...I'm looking for recommendations for reel grease. Better to have just one kind (for bearings AND drag washers), because I don't have space for a full-on shop, no garage or basement.
California native, still live here. Age 65. Mostly I fish for trout and occasionally salmon, but I'm just a beginner with salmon. Not a bass fisherman (I don't like skinning fish so I fish for species where skin removal is not required) and salmonids are the healthiest fish to eat, as long as they're not farmed. I'm a float-tube guy, too. I have a mount for my sonar (Striker4) and another mount I use on rental boats. I do a LOT of catch and release fishing and most of my lures have single, barbless hooks. Lot of work, removing and replacing all the barbed, treble hooks.
First trip this year will be the Northern California Trout Anglers Challenge (NTAC) trout derby at San Pablo Reservoir. Probably just bank fish with the old standby, nightcrawler on a #8 topped with a marshmallow to keep the bait off the bottom. I could win a BOAT!!!
Glad to have discovered y'all...