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Boca Bearings Fishing Newsletter: Issue 10
Phillips, June 2011

Fishing reel bearings are located throughout both spinning and baitcasting reels wherever there are components that must spin/rotate. The spool, pinion gear and under drag washers, They serve to facilitate the rotation of gears, knobs, spools and even level wind devices. Without them, the term "smooth" would not be in our fishing reel vocabulary. Fishing would be more of an ordeal than the enjoyable experience it is today.

We've all heard a million times that "the more ball bearings a reel has the better the reel". Is this always true? What about ceramic bearings or these ceramic hybrid bearings we hear about? What do they offer in improved reel function and durability? Read on and let's see if we can answer these questions. ... more
Kit Used In Video
Shimano Curado CU200 Bearings

Ceramic Orange Seal Fishing Reel bearing kits are an upgrade replacement to stock fishing reel bearings. These ABEC #7 bearings have ceramic balls with stainless steel races and retainers. Orange Seal bearings have a non-contact rubber seal which allows the bearing to spin freely with out any excess drag. Ceramic will never corrode; it has less rolling resistance and is lighter and than steel. As a result ceramic bearings last longer and cast longer...more

Question / Answer
Q: I have a reel not listed on your website, do you have bearings for my reel?

A: We have most fishing reel manufacturers make and models spec'ed out. If you do not find your make/model listed on our website you can always download our Fishing Reel Size Chart. Print out the chart and match the stock bearings directly to the size chart. Let us know the bearing sizes for your reel and we can match our bearings to your stock bearing sizes. Download Size Chart
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