View Full Version : Calcutta 50 - Saltwater
04-09-2001, 04:46 PM
I have a Calcutta 50 which I normally use in freshwater.
While fishing in the Clarence River last weekend, I was told not to use them in saltwater. # WHY?
05-09-2001, 04:04 AM
Gday Old Fart,I love my Calcutta 50 and when it is running well there isnt a better baitcaster for throwing little lures around.(In my opinion)
But I have had probs with salt water getting into the bearings and making it a bit rough when I use it at the beginning of a days fishing.I have heard of similar problems with other gold Calcuttas.(The silver ones seem to be immune probably because of a bush instead of a bearing)
Thats just my experience.There are a couple of people I know who have never had any problems with theirs at all in the salt.
Either way it pays to pull them down regularly and give them a good clean.
Hope this helps.
09-09-2001, 02:30 AM
I have had a callcutta 50 for ages now and havent had a problem. I service it once a year and give it a wash and dry after each use. The XT model (I don' think they make them anymore)with the holes machined in them didn't like salt water, but I think shimano are bringing it back but with a bit more stainless steel in the internals.
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