are on the deck there is noth- ing to stop that same water and rod grime from penetrat- ing into your reel.
Really! I see it all of the time and this morning was just another instance. This is what rod lockers are for and for heaven’s sake don’t leave them in the locker(s) when you get home.
WHY YOU ASK?
Your reels are lubricated internally, or at least they were. Exposure to rain or even “dipping” your reels in the water for that matter can cause more issues than you think, some of which can