on drag washers, i do not believe that cold weather makes a difference. cal sheets, however, wants his grease to be used all through the reel. that's where the viscosity of the grease becomes a factor. i actually never use cal's grease anywhere else, just drag washers. for all other areas, i use either yamaha marine grease or corrosion x. for spool bearings, it is always tsi 301. welcome!
Thanks for the quick responses Alan & Bryan...................
The explanation on Cal's being used primarily for the drag washers makes sense and shouldn't be a factor in colder weather.
I've done a ton of reading here yesterday (at work
) and back at my hotel last night (I travel a bunch for work)
I'm 95% trolling and 5% jigging or casting, I don't use the Tekota's except for trolling, it does get cold, not uncommon to awake to +10degF to +15degF (sometimes colder) mornings.
From what I've read, for trolling applications only, 100% grease (no tsi 301 needed) is OK?
I'll also be picking up new carbontex drag washers from smoothdrag.
I troll big baits a bunch and when checking lines under power these babies (tekota's) are getting a workout to say the least.
I'm a do-it your-selfer for most things, having three daughters that couldn't afford new cars and being a jeep cj-7 nut keeps you under vehicles honing your mechanical skills more than you'd like.
I've attached a pic of one of my trolling days this early December.
Thanks again for the input.