Advice on a new reel

avrojet

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I have purchased a new Abu 706 closed faced reel.
On opening the reel I have found the internals behind the spool covered in grease. So my question is do I clean off all this grease?
I have looked on "you tube" and the one being shown was completely clean of grease.
Thanks
Mark
 

sam vimes

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I've had one old 505 since the seventies that still has traces of grease in the mechanism behind the spool. Both of the 507 MK2s I bought in the nineties are still well lathered. I'd leave it well alone unless there's so much grease that it's migrating forward of the spool.
 
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