I agree with Bobby====do not dunk your reels in water. The golden rule is after fishing in salt water, Tighten your drag to max, point your reel[drag to water] and rinse with a lightly running tap to wash off all the salt. Then shake the reel free of any water and loosen the drag nut or back off nut and dry the reel. It is a good idea to lightly oil all moving parts especially the bail arm runner. Once ayear, depending the amount of use your reel has had, overhaul the reel by stripping down and greasing ball bearings and lightly oil moving parts. With the rods you can submerge and lightly brush with a soft bristle brush. You can go once step further by cleaning each runner with a cotton bud dipped in warm water. This is also a good way of checking if your runners need changinging as salt water can be quite abrasive as we all know and if the cotton bud [dry] sticks or shreds, it means your line will get similar treatment when casting and or reeling in, and it is time to change the runners. I have found this to be very expensive here in oz, most times the cost being more than a new rod! Thats life.
Thought I'd put in my two bits worth!
ps If your drag washers get wet, suggest you take them out and individually dry and put them back in the same order. If some are stainless steel washers give those a lick of a high grade reel oil. I have never tried oiling the drag washers as the other synthetic or leather washers can become gummed up and destroy your drag system. This can also happen to leather and synthetic washers if submerged in water.