Shimano Calcutta – casting brake setup guide

Quickguide to adjusting the casting brakes on a Shimano Calcutta baitcasting reel. 5 minutes of your time used on watching this video and setting up your Calcutta, enables you to avoid backlashes and birds nests. Here’s how! This video is on the Calcutta 301D, but the instructions will work for any Calcutta D series reel, and for most other Calcutta reels – and other round baitcasters as well. If you have a shop selling this reel… or just want to share the setup guide with friends or fellow anglers, feel free to embed this video on your playlist, webshop or social medias. As long as the views go through my YouTube channel it’s cool :0)

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