Shimano Bantam 201SG

     Once the hot reel for pacific northwest steelheaders, the Shimano Bantam 201SG is wonderful, light bait caster, ideal for throwing light weight lures and lead.  201 signifies a left hand version of the iconic fish killer.  I don’t know about you but I have always held the pole with my right hand and […]

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 still require regular servicing and […]