Cals Drag Grease

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Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:47 pm

I recently purchased some items for reel maintenance and ended up with more Cals universal Drag grease that i can use. This is highly recommended grease for drags in fishing reels. I can supply 1oz of Cals grease in a plastic container for $10 plus P&P $3. Be in quick i have got extra but not that much... first in first served. Send me a PM if interested.

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Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:21 am

Interesting.... that doesn't look like cals... You will notice Cals is very brown and also very thick... That kind of looks like a felt washer grease we get from shimano.


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Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:53 am

MadMike wrote:Interesting.... that doesn't look like cals... You will notice Cals is very brown and also very thick... That kind of looks like a felt washer grease we get from shimano.


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Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:16 am

Interesting, wonder what the definition of large and small in in Cals world..?

I've been using the tan stuff for a long time on my drags, picked a small pot up from Rob Fort years ago, a lot smaller than that one you have on offer there yak64 :y:
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:02 pm

I have a small container of Cal's and the larger one from different sources.. both exactly the same Its more my photography skills at fault I think you will find. The picture I supplied looks much lighter. It is brown and very thick exactly the same as the additional photos above. Happy to supply full refund if its not the real reel stuff!...sourced from a reputable American firm via Alan Tani's web reel repair site ..cheers

Nb. In USA they also sell in a 1 lb tub.

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Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:46 am

Down to my last few if any one interested.... This is genuine cals reel drag grease....pm me if you want one of the last cheers

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Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:09 pm

MadMike wrote:Interesting.... that doesn't look like cals... You will notice Cals is very brown and also very thick... That kind of looks like a felt washer grease we get from shimano.


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How does Cals compare with the shimano grease?
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:11 am

I think you will find both shimano and cal's drag grease are very good products and highly recommended by the reel service/repair guys. You may be entering the Ford vs Holden debate :) As mentioned above just make sure it is drag grease not general purpose grease.

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Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:46 am

sk8e8 wrote:How does Cals compare with the shimano grease?
I find the Shimano drag grease less stiff than Cal's drag grease. I particularly like it on drag washers with less texture (more smooth). On the likes of Carbon Tex and HT100 drags that have a highly textured surface I find the stiffer composition of the Cal's stays in place better and allows the drag to stay liquid smooth over much longer service intervals.
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:18 am

Sweet. I have the shimano stuff here, just checking whether it's worth getting cals as well.

I had a pretty nasty wet drag here the other day, pulled out the washers, gave them a dry and put some grease on them. Went from 'NASTY STICKY' drag, to nice and smooth. This was a very cheap reel - the $40 set type deal you buy for the kids while on holiday.
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:41 am

sk8e8 wrote:Sweet. I have the shimano stuff here, just checking whether it's worth getting cals as well.

I had a pretty nasty wet drag here the other day, pulled out the washers, gave them a dry and put some grease on them. Went from 'NASTY STICKY' drag, to nice and smooth. This was a very cheap reel - the $40 set type deal you buy for the kids while on holiday.
Yes no use doubling up on a quality product...and it's amazing what a bit of a service can do.... Also worth upgrading to carbontex washers from standard washers too. Cheers

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Cheers mate, arrived today.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:27 pm

Thanks for that...was just trying to take another photo to show the correct colour and consistency... looks like your photo captured it... cheers! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Got mine too thanks, just like the above pic.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:32 am

sk8e8 wrote:
MadMike wrote:Interesting.... that doesn't look like cals... You will notice Cals is very brown and also very thick... That kind of looks like a felt washer grease we get from shimano.


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How does Cals compare with the shimano grease?
Sk8E8, Is this the white fine grease from shimano? ttf-08 or something similar?
The shimano grease is great, this one is designed around felt drags and does a very good job in a situation where the grease is contained by the material it's being applied to. I.E. soaks into..... It thins under heating to an almost oil so in carbon drags is not the best, Cals is :) but for felt is hard to beat. It is also great for more delicate situations like Bait casters etc for parts lube etc
Shimano make a range of grease that covers most things well. They do a lot of product research and invest big in what they do. A lot of the products aren't available through retail in NZ however.
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:35 pm

eynon wrote:Cheers mate, arrived today

Still got some of this great drag grease left.... a great additional Xmas stocking filler for the hard to buy for got everything girlfriend! PM if interested.

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Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:57 pm

Thanks everyone two more left and that's it... First in to secure.

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Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:55 am

yak64 wrote:Thanks everyone two more left and that's it... First in to secure.
Me please !!!

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Have sent you a PM awondering

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