“Can you use this in saltwater? Is the drag sealed?”

Asked by Kenny the fisherman from Washington on 2/4/2016 5:00:03 PM
  • Yes, the drag is fully sealed. As far as using it in saltwater goes, it is fully sealed so the reel will work for the ocean setting. I recommend rinsing the reel after every use.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 5:14:17 PM by Connor P. from Missouri
  • It's not salt proof, so it will need a thorough rinse afterward. The drag is sealed as long as the spool is on the body; do not soak the body with the spool removed. Caught my first bonefish on this reel.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 5:53:37 PM by yea from Oregon
  • Yes you can use it in saltwater, grab is fully sealed. The size 2 rely is for 5 to 6 weight rods which would be more for trout and too light for saltwater. I would look at the size 3 or 3.5 for the salt.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 6:15:40 PM by Jimmy from Wyoming
  • Yes. Yes. Great Reel.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 6:35:17 PM by Frequent Flyer from San Diego
  • Yes you can
    Answered on 2/4/2016 7:04:32 PM by LargeOne from Kalispell Mt
  • According to Waterworks, the Guru drag system is sealed.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 9:31:26 PM by Asarkozy from Colorado
  • Yes sir to both questions. I'd rinse it good with tap water after each use, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it in saltwater. The drag is great by the way. Don't hesitate to buy this reel.
    Answered on 2/4/2016 9:41:25 PM by John from Mt. Nebo WV
  • You can use this is saltwater if you wish, though it may be a good idea to rinse off after use. The drag is sealed.
    Answered on 2/5/2016 9:38:05 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post