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centurion
11-05-2009, 02:04 AM
I got a brand new Okuma Convector CV 55 L. It looks and feels like a great sturdy reel. But it is my first actuall big reel that I have ever owned. Is it ready to fish? Or do I need to lube it up or something? The sales guy was very helpful when it came to finding the reel, but less than helpful when explaining the little maintainence quirks.

Thanks in advance!

chrism
11-05-2009, 03:13 AM
If they came unlubed my guess is they would get 90% of them back as "failed under warranty" claims but I'd read the manual anyway.

hansolo2009
11-05-2009, 03:55 AM
wrong board. try the rod & reel board.

bigeasy8240
11-05-2009, 04:45 AM
Put some string on it Josh and go fishing! ;D

centurion
11-05-2009, 03:28 PM
Will do. Just checkin.

GCinGV
11-06-2009, 12:12 AM
A drop of oil on the level wind worm gear and pawl between trips wouldn’t hurt.
Nice reel Josh.
GC

fishing925
11-06-2009, 08:55 AM
Give it a test drive.

centurion
11-07-2009, 03:08 PM
wrong board. try the rod & reel board.


I considered that, but my reel is so specific as to what type of fishing with it, I figured that I would get better input here.