How do you clean a Shimano Calcutta reel?
Access the spool assembly on Shi- mano® Calcutta® and Calcutta B® via thumbscrews located on right side plate. Remove spool assembly Using cotton swabs and/or a toothbrush with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, clean the exterior of the reel. Clean levelwind system of dirt, debris and old grease.
What should I use to clean my fishing reel?
Directions for Cleaning Fishing Reels:
- Take the reel apart.
- Strip or tape the line.
- Apply Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner.
- Use a toothbrush or small paintbrush to scrub.
- Make sure to rinse all the cleaner.
- Thoroughly dry to prevent rust.
- Apply grease and oil.
How often should I oil my reel bearings?
That depends entirely on how much you fish and where you fish. Wright says a serious bass tournament angler should oil reel bearings once every couple of months and grease the gears once or twice per year, especially if he or she fishes a lot around grass. Reels used in saltwater need attention more often.
Do you grease or oil reel bearings?
Fishing Reel bearings generally do not require a lot of lubrication if they are being used for casting. Be sure to not over-lube. Over lubricating will kill the bearings performance in a casting reel. Use a light drop of a low viscosity lubrication such as our High Speed Oil.
How often should I clean my fishing reel?
If you fish freshwater, you want to clean your reel at least once every five trips. If you fish saltwater, you need to clean your reel after every trip. After your trip, you want to spray down your reel with a light cleaner like the ones recommended above.