Fishing Reel Bearings | LEWS
The Boca Bearing Company has been an industry leader in fishing reel bearing replacement for over 20 years. Reducing rolling resistance and conserving energy has been our hallmark. We have developed a full range of aftermarket fishing reel bearings for all the leading reel manufacturers including Shimano, Daiwa, Penn, Abu Garcia and many more.
Standard & Ceramic Hybrid, Stainless Steel fishing reel bearings are available in ABEC 5 & ABEC 7 for all of the popular fishing reels. Ceramic by its nature is lighter than steel by about 2/3 the wieght, it is harder than steel when it is in ball form and it is virtually frictionless because it is non-porous. A ceramic hybrid bearing has steel races with ceramic balls. The balls will never corrode or rust.
To make things easier for you we have compiled bearing kits and listed them according to the manufacturer and model of the fishing reels that the bearings will fit. Just click on Search By Fishing Reel Brand or use the Brand Search at the top of any page.
You can also print (on regular printer paper), our fishing reel bearing size chart HERE and use it to match and find the size of your bearings.
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Boca Bearings offers a large selection of bearings for aftermarket replacement and upgrades for all of the top manufacturers including Shimano, Daiwa, Penn, Abu Garcia, 13 Fishing, Avet, Lew's, Okuma, and many more.
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Boca Bearings has been a trusted source of anti-reverse, or one way bearings, for many Fishing Reel brands from all around the world. The Anti-reverse feature is found on many different reels but it is most common on Fly Reels and Spinning Reels. The Anti-Reverse feature prevents the reel from turning backwards and engages the drag. Mini One Way Fishing Reel Clutch Bearings are capable of idling in one direction while establishing gear engagement in the other direction. One way Clutch Bearings are commonly referred to as Anti-Reverse bearings when fitted into a fishing reel.
Instant anti-reverses use a roller bearing for immediate engagement unlike a multi stop style reel which relies on a series of teeth. The gaps between the teeth of a multi stop anti-reverse feature will result in back play thus delaying hooksets.
- -Keeps anglers from accidentally reeling backwards, and letting out line when they intend to bring it in.
- -Prevents the rotor from moving backwards instantaneously insuring solid hooksets.
- -Eliminates line twists and birds nests when opening the bail while dropping the downrigger.
- -Helps for "back-reeling" rather than allowing the drag to fight the fish.