Break free is an awesome thing to have. It is a great gun oil it is used by the army and swat. Also it is the best paint remover you can youseoldschool said:Generally speaking reels are valued (priced) by the light weight materials they are made of and the number of bearings. The basic bearing placement is one on each end of the line spool shaft, then they added bearings on the cranking shaft, ends of the level wind shaft, additional one way bearing on the crank shaft, then adding two more bearings on the spool shaft, then bearings on the cranking finger pads for a total 10 bearings on the higher end reels. The bearings that affect casting the most are the spool shaft bearings and these should be oiled regularly.
The biggest mistake most bass fisherman make is using WD-40 as a lubricant on their reels. WD-40 is a water displacement solvent and does not make a good lubricant due to evaporation leaving a film of contaminated oils and grit coating the parts. You should have your reels professionally cleaned once a year and then maintain the bearing lubrication with a good reel oil. I use BreakFree CLP and keep a small 20ml (5/8 oz.) bottle in my boat. A small drop on each bearing and shaft keeps the reels in great working condition. You might want to consider a line dressing like TangleFree if you are casting fluorocarbon line or any high tensile strength line that is water proof.
Where do you work???lunchbox said:I get this question at work all the time. I tell customers that bearings are terribly important, but it is QUALITY over QUANTITY. I do not care if a reel has 13 bearings if they are all junk. I would rather have 5 high quality bearings over 13 junk bearings any day of the week. How do you know if they are quality bearings? Do a bit of home work and check out reviews on the reel, the company, and ask folks what they think of the reels. Pro-reel is very good about answering questions you might have, and happens to be a nice guy to boot. While i have not had experience with Bassman 13, i have been told that he is also very well informed when it comes to these things.