Is there a ball bearing in the line roller

No. With a new reel the ball bearing works fine but inevitably the bearing will become noisy and rough. Our line roller contains a hi-performance bushing that will not wear out, will not need lubrication and will not become noisy.

Why are there only 4 ball bearings on your reels compared to other high end reels that have many more?

The reason is simple - they are not needed. There are four (4) major areas where a ball bearing is required for strength and performance, putting a ball bearing in anywhere else is not necessary.

What is the differences between the SX series and the XL series?

The SX series is the top of the line series. There are 3 main differences between the two series.

  1. While both reels come with stainless steel ball bearings, the SX comes with an upgraded, ABEC hi-precision stainless steel ball bearings.
  2. The SX series comes with a stainless steel main shaft, the XL series comes with a chrome steel shaft.
  3. The 230 and 240SX rotors are built from aircraft grade carbon fiber as is the 230SX sideplate. Aircraft grade carbon fiber is light weight but stronger than standard composite material.

What is aircraft grade carbon fiber?

For its weight, carbon fiber is stronger than steel. This is one reason it is replacing aluminum components on airplanes, wind turbines, etc. This makes it an ideal material for fishing applications.

Why should I buy this reel over any other spinning reel?

There are several reasons. The SuperCaster reel greatly improves the performance and capabilities of a spinning reel in all these areas:

  1. Casting Distance - The larger diameter allows the line to explode off the spool easier. Less resistance equals greater casting distance - up to 30% longer than traditional "long nose" reels.
  2. Less Line Twist - The more times the line wraps around the spool arbor, the more twist is created - it is simle undeniable physics. Line wraps around the SuperCaster's wide spool fewer revolutions than on a long nose reel. Thus twist is reduced dramatically.
  3. Handles Additional Twist Better- When fishing, additional twist can develop due to lures and fishing conditions. Like rolling up a garden hose, larger coils can handle more twist. In the same manner, SuperCasters can handle more twist caused by fishing than smaller diameter "long nose" reels.
  4. Low Line Memory - Lower memory ensures fewer line control problems and great casting efficiency.
  5. Great for Braided Lines - The SuperCaster handles braid better because the short "stroke" of the reel and large spool diameter produces far fewer pesky wind knots. This, coupled with a fast line crosswrap (good for high drag tensions), long cast capability and light weight makes SuperCaster the ultimate reel for braid.
  6. Most Versatile Spinning Reel - The patented, light-weight, large spool SuperCaster reels handle a broad range og line tests. One SuperCaster model can fulfill the requirements of up to 4 sizes of a competitor's reel.
  7. Easy Feathering - The SuperCaster was designed to make feathering, flipping and pitching easy, regardless of spool position. Even women and anglers with smaller hands can reach the spool lip at times - solving a longtime problem of "long-nose" reels.

Does it come with a good drag?

No, it comes with a superior drag!

First, the wide spool reel creates more torque than a reel with a narrow spool. This better leverage allows the drag to start more quickly. Put another way, if it takes less force to get the drag started on a SuperCaster. This means you can set your drag higher for the same line and rod. It's that simple. This reduction of the initial drag spike alone is justification enough to buy a SuperCaster when drag is important to the angler.

Secondly, SuperCaster drags have a fine range of adjustment to compensate for the wide range of lines that can be used on a SuperCaster reel. Whether your fishing 2 lb. line or 30 lb. braid, the drag can be set for either, or every minor step in-between.

Lastly, reels with the Steady Drag System (SDS) have the added benefit of maintaining a steady drag setting throughout the fight even if all the line is paid out. The drag washers are a mix of different surface areas of metal and proprietary composite materials. The composite materials and surface area mix are designed to gradually reduce drag force (controlled fade). The reason for this is that as line comes off a spool, the effective spool diameter reduces. This normally increases the force required to pull line off the spool. SuperCaster drags fade to compensate for this situation which results in the drag setting staying consistent from start to finish.

Do SuperCaster reels actually cast further?

Yes. The SuperCaster casts a Country Mile! Independent tests, winners of casting competitions and angler testimonies validate that SuperCaster reels - with the wide spool - do cast effortlessly further than long nose spinning reels. The most common comment we hear regarding this claim is, “Your reel does exactly what you said it would!”

Where are these reels made?

Originally, U.S. Reel reels were made in St. Louis, MO. However, due to U.S. federal tax laws (with disincentives to produce in the U.S.) and other cost differentials, reels are now made in China, where many of the highest quality reels from the major brands are produced. Unlike many of these other brands, U.S. Reel is an American company with its products innovated and designed in the US.

What is a SuperCaster reel?

The patented lightweight, wide spool SuperCaster spinning reel has revolutionized the spinning reel as we know it today! The wide and short-stroke spool is a departure from what has become the traditional narrow, "long nose" spool reel.

What does a SuperCaster spinning reel do that other spinning reels don’t?

The patented SuperCaster spinning reel is the only light-weight, wide spool reel. Here are a few advantages:

  1. Casting Distance - The larger diameter allows the line to explode off the spool easier. Less resistance equals greater casting distance - up to 30% longer than traditional "long nose" reels.
  2. Less Line Twist - The more times the line wraps around the spool arbor, the more twist is created - it is simple undeniable physics. Line wraps around the SuperCaster's wide spool fewer revolutions than on a long nose reel. Thus twist is reduced dramatically.
  3. Handles Additional Twist Better- When fishing, additional twist can develop due to lures and fishing conditions. Like rolling up a garden hose, larger coils can handle more twist. In the same manner, SuperCasters can handle more twist caused by fishing than smaller diameter "long nose" reels.
  4. Low Line Memory - Lower memory ensures fewer line control problems and great casting efficiency.
  5. Great for Braided Lines - The SuperCaster handles braid better because the short "stroke" of the reel and large spool diameter produces far fewer pesky wind knots. This, coupled with a fast line crosswrap (good for high drag tensions), long cast capability and light weight makes SuperCaster the ultimate reel for braid.
  6. Most Versatile Spinning Reel - The patented, light-weight, large spool SuperCaster reels handle a broad range og line tests. One SuperCaster model can fulfill the requirements of up to 4 sizes of a competitor's reel.
  7. Easy Feathering - The SuperCaster was designed to make feathering, flipping and pitching easy, regardless of spool position. Even women and anglers with smaller hands can reach the spool lip at times - solving a longtime problem of "long-nose" reels.

How do these reels hold up in Salt Water?

Excellently. In fact, most of our field staff are saltwater anglers. The light weight, high capacity reels make them a perfect replacement for heavier reels that hold the same amount of line capacity. SuperCaster reels are made of components that hold up well in saltwater. All SuperCaster reels have stainless steel ball bearings, body and rotor components that range from composite, to aircraft grade carbon fiber to anodized aluminum. SuperCaster reels have sealed drags to keep water out of the drag.

Will SuperCaster work with braided line?

The SuperCaster handles braid better because the short "stroke" of the reel and large spool diameter produces far fewer pesky wind knots. This, coupled with a fast line crosswrap (good for high drag tensions), long cast capability and light weight makes SuperCaster the ultimate reel for braid.

What are the gear ratio’s?

Gear ratios are low, but the main point is these reels retrieve line at 29” to 31” per turn of the handle. Compared to current reels that would equal a better than a 6 to 1 ratio.

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