You’ve Got To See The Inner Workings Of A Sealed Spinning Reel
Have you ever seen the inner workings of a spinning reel?
How do manufacturers create a tight seal that protects the gears of the reel from water and other contaminants?
Spinning reels of today are extremely advanced and have unique operating systems!
Learn more down below!!
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BG MQ Seal Locations
The Daiwa BG MQ Spinning Reel is a one-piece aluminum body reel.
MQ stands for “monocoque” which means “singular” or “one-piece”.
Traditional reels are two-piece that includes a side cap paired with screws that create compression along with a rubber gasket to form a seal around the gear of the reel.
MQ reels have a round, threaded plate on the side that has a rubber seal to provide 360 degrees of sealing.
The MQ body design provides a superior defense against water intrusion than most other reels.
The boot at the bottom of the reel helps prevent scratching or damage to your reel that may occur when fishing in various conditions.
A physical perimeter gasket runs the length of the boot to assist in water defense.
Beneath where the handle sits is a rubber press-fit seal that works in conjunction with the direct-drive handle system.
Opposite the handle, there is a cap that within it has a rubber gasket to further defend against water when threaded down tight.
At the top of the reel, there is a rubber seal just beneath the drag cap so contaminants do not affect the carbon fiber below.
Further down the main shaft, there is a press-fit seal above the rotor-retaining nut.
Underneath the rotor-retaining nut, there is another rubber-lipped seal leading into another rubber seal just above the anti-reverse clutch.
Lastly, there is a final seal overtop the anti-reverse clutch around the inner gears of the reel.
In total, the BG MQ has NINE seals to help prevent water contamination and damage to the workings and gears of the reel.
The BG MQ does not incorporate Daiwa’s Magseal technology into the function of the reel.
Magseal technology is a magnetic, oil-based liquid that works in conjunction with a magnetized plate on top of the anti-reverse clutch.
When the fluid works in tandem with the plate, it creates a chemical seal that is watertight and airtight.
This chemical interaction prevents water from entering the reel and traveling down to the inner workings of the reel.
Magseal is a wonderful feature to have but is not the end all be all of water prevention technology.
The ultimate seal for a spinning reel is Van Staal spinning reels.
The Van Staal reels are designed to be submerged underwater and require very minimal maintenance.
Van Staal only incorporates physical seals throughout the body of the reel.
The Daiwa BG MQ does not include Magseal protection but the physical sealing is advanced and provides a barrier to possible exposure areas to water and damage.
Daiwa has also removed the instant, anti-reverse feature on the front of the reel to fully eliminate a possible water access point.
The Daiwa BG MQ is a cleverly designed product to prevent water contamination using physical barriers in several locations.
The Daiwa BG MQ cutaway display reel reveals there are NINE seals to protect against and prevent water intrusion.
Despite not having the benefits of Magseal, the BG MQ is a well-protected reel equipped with many rubber seals in possible exposure spots.
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