Jump to content
Dana Fry

backlashing after oiling brake ring

Recommended Posts

I am having backlashing problems with several baitcasting reels. After adding a little oil on the centrifugal brake ring and the plastic brakes the reels want to backlash.  Does anybody just dab a little oil on the plastic brakes and leave the brake rings dry.  All the reels work fine when I do, but I am worried about corrosion rusting the rings after a period of time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never oiled the plastic brakes themselves I just make sure they are clean.  Then I put a drop of oil on a q-tip and wipe it on the drum ring.  Never had a problem doing it this way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daiwa and Shimano baitcasting reels.  I also cleaned the bearings and I think the extra speed of the spool might be causing the backlashing because of the the spool is turning much faster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No need to worry about corrosion in freshwater. Daiwa uses magnetic brakes and they don't require oil on the spool inductor. Shimano uses centrifugal brakes and oiling the drum isn't a bad idea if it's making noise. Though if it isn't noisy then it's up to you. I never oiled any of my Shimano's and never had any issues. Some of their newer reels it's recommended though. Use some denatured alcohol and clean them good then lightly oil with a low viscosity oil and qtip. Clean spool bearings could be a part of it due to requiring less effort to cast. Try turning the brakes up a tad and see where you're at. 

image.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shimano does recommend one drop of their oil on a q-tip and run around the brake drum and on the end of each brake at its contact point every few trips. Oiled brakes mean slick brakes which means less braking power. Just turn one more brake on. Oiling them is the right thing to do. Dry brakes will wear out the brakes much faster. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, rippin-lips said:

No need to worry about corrosion in freshwater. Daiwa uses magnetic brakes and they don't require oil on the spool inductor. Shimano uses centrifugal brakes and oiling the drum isn't a bad idea if it's making noise. Though if it isn't noisy then it's up to you. I never oiled any of my Shimano's and never had any issues. Some of their newer reels it's recommended though. Use some denatured alcohol and clean them good then lightly oil with a low viscosity oil and qtip. Clean spool bearings could be a part of it due to requiring less effort to cast. Try turning the brakes up a tad and see where you're at. 

x2. 

I will on occasion put a light coat of oil on the brake drum on a few of my older 50 size shimanos but I don't ever oil the brakes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All my reels are older reels.over 10 years old. The reels all work fine without oiling the drum. I use a q-tip to put a little oil on the plastic brakes. If I put on another brake, I will have all the brakes on and it will really cut down oin my casting distance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have several 15 year old Curado 200's that I still use.  I've seen some with grooved and corroded brake drums that were used in freshwater only, so imo it's worthwhile to lube the brake drum with one drop of bearing oil on a Q-tip occasionally.  Clean the brake blocks with some denatured alcohol but no oil.  Oiling them can prevent them from actuating properly.  Once the drum is trashed, it's hard to fix without new parts.  I recommend turning up the cast control a little to compensate for the increased speed of the spool - or learning to thumb the spool a little more.  I think old Curados tend to be a little more touchy than later model Shimanos but you can still get them dialed in with care.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×