INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Prepare yourself for a pleasant surprise
This overspec’d Saltwater Spinning Reel is full of features you would expect to pay much more for.
- Powerful cast gearing with a machined brass pinion for added smoothness.
- A smooth wide range multi-disc drag system with super slick 7 friction washers for greatest range.
- An anti-reverse system with an infinite number of stops for the fastest possible hook set.
- An over-long coil bail spring for the most positive action and longest bail life imagineable.
- A forged aluminum spool to handle the highest pressure line loads, and the latest braided lines.
- An oversize, soft touch grip to make your hardest fish fight a “gripping” event.
- A forged aluminum handle for the strength necessary to drive this powerful reel.
- A computer- balanced rotor to insure the only vibrations you feel come from near the hook.
- A unique patented oscillation system to provide the smoothest line wind possible for mono and braid.
- A patented mainshaft support, 2.5 times stronger than the competitors to prevent binding under load.
- Seven patents that make this reel far superior to our competitors.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
While we have done everything possible to make your Qualia NLF30 Saltwater Reel the highest value avilable, it remains a highly tuned piece of equipment that requires a minimal amount of care and maintenance. We congratulate you on your excellant choice of fishing equipment and recommend that you review the following maintenance suggestions for the longest lasting pleasure with your tackle. We suggest adding these simple procedures to your regular fishing prep.
BEFORE EACH FISHING TRIP
Carefully consider your choice of equipment. All fishing equipment is designed for a liminted range of circunstances. For the greatest fishing performance, your choice of a matching fishing rod is critical.
- Make sure your reel has been properly lubricated. All reels that are shipped have been examined, lubricated and tested before ever being placed in the box for shipment toyour dealer. Turning the handle should result in the bail turning freely with no squeaks, sounds or vibrations from the reel body. If there is any sounds that are abnormal, use a very light oil, (sewing machine oil is great) and place a drop on either side of the bearin in the bail, on the shaft at the top bearing when you have removed the spool, and at each junction of the handle.
- Check that the line on your reel is fresh. Nylon lines strech and actually degrade over time, loosing their strength, and will break with any strain. Braided lines will eventually break down as well but not as afst a monofilament.
- Make sure that when you put the rod and reel away, you loosen the drag with the main knob so the drag does not develope a “set” position.
- Check that your rod guides are not broken, or loose rings that can snag or break your line.
- Check that the reel seat on your fishing rod holds the reel correctly and can be tightened to hold the reel firm.
AFTER EACH FISHING TRIP
- Clean you rod and reel using fresh water, with a light spray of the water, not high pressure.
- Back the drag off so the reel does not develope a “set condition” which would stop your future adjustment.
- Check the four (4) screws that hold the cover of the gear case on the reel that they are still tight. If not, using a screwdriver tighten them.
ONCE EACH SEASON
Take the cover off the reel by removing the handle and the four (4) screws that hold the handle on the sideplate.
Purchase a good reel grease such as Penn Blue and apply the grease to the gears. Apply several drops of oil to the main shaft at the bearings. Remove the spool and place a drop of oil on each side of the bearing on the bail, also each side of the bail where it enters the body, then oil on the bearing at the top of the rotor assembly (#4).