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How often do you guys add oil to the bearings in your tournament reels?
I threw about 20 times today with clean and freshly oiled bearings when it seemed that the reel got faster and needed more braking. When I got home each bearing eagerly sucked up a drop of rrf. Is it typical that the bearings need more oil that frequently???

How often do you do a complete bearing soak & reoil?
 

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I add oil when the reel starts to get a little squirrelly. After adding oil the reel should be very tame and fast just before the next drop is due.

Somewhere in between lies the perfect mix.... :)

I only clean and relube if needed. Sometimes you can get trash in the bearing and require cleaning but for the most part I just add as needed. If I strip the line and rebalance I clean the bearings to get the best balance spin time so reoil is needed.

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Maybe once a year, unless the reel becomes too tetchy.

When I first started I was cleaning & re-lubing before each event, then casting on average 25-30 events a year and 1 or 2 practice sessions a week. I was getting through lots of cleaner, oil & kitchen paper - for zero benefit (I gained no extra yards) and spent too long playing with the reels rather than casting them.

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some guys run there beaings dry.. Others use really thin oil that seems to spin out. I find with RRF its thick enough to not run dry..
 

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i only put oil when i feel like i need it
i usually run the reels fast enough anyways so to me, its not much of a difference
unless its slow, then i see and feel the difference.

so maybe just a drop ever 5 sessions.
 
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