1. Could you give us a little history behind your organization?
Our group, Hmong Kayak Fishing Club, started with four friends (Rocky Ly, KB Xiong, Tony Yang and Will Yang) who found the sport of kayak fishing to be most fun and rewarding. We banded together to form our Facebook-operated club in hopes to make aware the sport of kayak fishing to our Hmong community.
2. What sparked your interest in kayak fishing?
Much of my personal interest in kayak fishing started from watching online videos of Drew Gregory, creator of the online community RiverBassin.com and designer of the Jackson Kayak Coosa. His online videos of river expeditions influenced me to get into a kayak fishing and explore accessible waters by way of small watercraft. Since that time, fishing out of a kayak has been most rewarding and we hope to make every effort to introduce this fun sport to others. ...
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: What is the difference between using hybrid ceramic bearings with metal shields vs orange seals for fishing reels?
A: We have two types of hybrid ceramic bearings for fishing reels, stainless steel and rubber orange seals with ceramic balls. Both are great for upgrading your stock bearings in your fishing reel. The edge goes to the ABEC#7 Orange Seals due to the ease the non contact seals can be removed and cleaned where as the shielded bearings have a C-Clip that has to be removed first to get the shield off. Both will give you excellent performance with ease of casting and overall increased casting distance over stock bearings.
You can refer to this guide that will give you an example on how to remove shields and seals. http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-info/fishing-reel-bearing-maintenance-installation-guide