Care of your Sharpe's Products

All Sharpe's products are designed and built to high standards to ensure they last for the lifetime of the original owner, subject to being properly looked after or maintained.

We recommend that Rods and Reels are cleaned after use.

For Rods, we recommend they are wiped with a damp, clean cloth to remove any residual dust or dirt, paying particular attention to the section ends and the reel seat.

For our nets and reels, we recommend that sensible routine maintenance be carried out on a regular basis, particularly after use.   All moving parts of our nets should be lightly oiled with 3-in1, similar product.   For our reels, a light application of similar oil or grease should be applied to the mechanism; this is particularly important either at the end of the season or every 6 months.

While our landing nets are very strong, care should be taken when landing a fish not to use the net as a lever.  By firmly gripping the frame and the handle whilst lifting the fish will protect the landing net from unnecessary damage.

After some use you may find that the thumb button on our wading staffs and gye nets starts to come loose. It is our recommendation that some Loctite glue or aquasure be placed on the threads before re-fixing, this may help in it staying in place and not getting lost. We do offer replacements on our website if this does happen.

Rod sections should be firmly engaged before fishing, paying particular attention to ensure the joints are moisture free.   Whilst there is no need to tape joints, many anglers recommend this practice as an added safety measure especially when switch or spey casting.