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Ceramic Ball Bearings

More bearings, more maintenance!

Today’s marvels of modern engineering are producing reels that have up to 12 or more bearings!  Friction is radically reduced and smoothness is enhanced.  But man, you really need to stay on top of the maintenance to keep them optimized.  Some manufacture install Anti-rust bearings.  Don’t be lulled into thinking […]

PhD in Fishing Reel Bearings

Bearings 101 Tackletour published a great article on fishing reel bearings.  The condensed version below: ABEC rated bearings of 5-9 are great for spool bearing upgrades if they are certified. Spool bearings get oil only. Performance increases are most notable when casting lighter weights. Ceramic bearings are corrosion resistant but […]