IRVINE, Calif. – Just like the standard maintenance done on your vehicle - oil change, tire rotation, top off fluids, etc. - basic maintenance on your fishing reels will keep them ‘running well’ for years. The new ‘Shimano Garage’ will be open for business at the upcoming Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo to get your Shimano reels ‘cleaned and lubed’ by Shimano service technicians. And best off all, it’s on Shimano.
A new element to the Shimano Experience Team efforts, the Garage debuts at the Classic Outdoor Expo on March 4-6 in Tulsa, Okla., where anglers can have their Shimano reels serviced for free. “Our trained staff will do a thorough cleaning along with applying the right oil and grease where needed, bringing your reel as close as we can to fresh out-of-the-box performance,” said Shimano service tech manager Doug Bouse. “Plus our crew will share a few ideas on what you can do to your reels throughout the season so they continue to perform as you expect from Shimano.”
The Shimano Garage will be located within the extensive Shimano product exhibit at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo. Due to expected large crowds, there will be a two-reel limit per attendee. Show attendees can make a reservation for reel cleaning on the Shimano Facebook page. Those with reservations will receive priority service at the ‘Garage.'
After its debut in Tulsa, Bouse notes the Garage will be part of select Shimano Experience Team stops at tackle shows, dealer open house events, and other B.A.S.S. and Big Bass Tour tournaments. “We especially look forward to the upcoming B.A.S.S. college and high schools events, along with our owner tournaments in Kentucky and Alabama.”