Keeping pole sections clean

Zerkalo

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Mine get covered in a mix of fish slime and sweetcorn juice. Do you wipe them down at the end of a session, if so what with and how, or do you wait till you get home?
 

Neil ofthe nene

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I keep my hands clean with a lap towel. Never had an issue with muck on the pole from my hands. But then perhaps I don't catch that many fish to get my hands slimy.

I always rinse the juice from sweetcorn and handle fish very little. Perhaps that explains it.
 

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I clean my pole whenever it suits. It could be in the shower or just a rub with baby wipes.
 

cockneybob

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After fishing I always clean my pole with wipes and a clean dry cloth before putting the sections away only takes a few minutes, the pole is 9 years old and still looks as good as new
 

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Shower now and again. However I dont touch fish if I can help it, disgorger in landing net.
 

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Don't know wether it's the right thing to do but use car wax every now and again ships in and out a lot easier also stops a lot of groundball and sweet corn sticking as much just wipes of with a damp cloth.Use car wax not polish it got abrasive in it.
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Zerkalo

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Not quite sure I understand the corn juice on sections. I can get thru 20 tins in a session and don't have a problem

Maybe it's just the fish slime. I tend to use the sweetcorn juice to soak my pellets when I can.

Good to see I'm not the only messy one. Cleaned my pole today at home and thought maybe I should be getting some wipes or something before I pack it away.
 

GeoffW

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I only have a problem when using sloppy paste. I get it on my hands and pole sections. At the end of the session I wipe everything off with a wet bar towel, but if I miss anything, the pole sections come out with mould on at the next session.
 

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After every session (and especially after paste) I wash sections and top kits in soapy water then wipe down with cloth with a bit of car wash on. A bit OTT I know?
 

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Almost every time I go...…………… I don't do it Mrs does it because I was not doing it properly;)
 

Fred Davis

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Clean the pole if I have used groundbait meat or corn, or have been catching lots of silver fish as the slime and residue can be a nightmare for efficient shipping on your next session, as I like a nice clean pole as it seems to go through the hands better, also same with my gear like everything to be working well and be clean and efficient, I am certain this ends up with catching more fish at the end of the day.
 

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The cork handles on my rod get absolutely filthy but strangely my pole sections don’t seem to suffer the same problem.
 

richox12

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Just wipe with wet cloth after the session if you've been busy enough to warrant it. It's not science
 
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