High Performance Bearings
The bearing world is a lot like the automotive world. You could walk into a dealership and ask for a vehicle with 350 horse power and walk out with a sports car or a pick up—your criteria would be met either way, but your need might not be. Centerpin reel bearings are no different. ABEC rating is important but the reason Islanders spin effortlessly is that we select only the finest quality bearings across all relevant categories like shield design, ball grade, lubrication, and material selection.
When that chrome missile decides to shoot down river directly at you, you’ll appreciate the Steelheader’s large arbor spool which gives you the pickup you need to keep up.
Right or left handed… It doesn’t matter. As a non-directional reel, just spool it up the right way and you’re off to the river.