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Boca Bearings Fishing Newsletter: Issue 3
Reel Design and Maintenance : Most modern reels are typically designed and constructed so they provide years of service when properly maintained. Materials, service and use, tolerances, alignment, part configuration, and other criteria are considered when designing today's reels. However problems can occur, especially when you consider the environment that reels are used in, and the fact that many anglers don't always perform reel maintenance as often or as diligently as they should. I'm sure we've all heard the stories of a reel that worked flawlessly for years without any maintenance at all, until one day…

The type and degree of maintenance required to keep your reel in tip-top condition will obviously depend on several factors. The amount of time spent on the water actually using the reel, how it's stored, the brand/model/features a reel has, what type of water you fish (e.g. salt vs. fresh), whether your reel has greased or oiled bearings, and what minor maintenance is performed (e.g. flushing, periodic mini-lube or just an occasional wipe down), are some examples of the hardware factors. more
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Shimano Curado Bearings
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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. All Ceramic Orange Seal fishing reel bearings are supplied Cleaned of Oil or Grease and Lube Dry LD...more

Question / Answer
Q: If I leave my ceramic hybrids dry will they wear faster?

A: Yes, while ceramic hybrid bearings do not need any lubrication to operate the steel races will have a longer life if they have a slight amount of lube on a regular basis.
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