Has anyone had a bearing lock up while fighting a fish? If so, and the bearing was in good shape before the occurence, then why do you think the failure occured? I wonder if there are certain bearings on a reel that are more prone to failure. I would think on a spinnning reel, the bearings on the spool may be more prone due to the heat from the drag. I also wonder what lubrication would be more reliable in a prolonged battle with a fish. There are so many different types of lubes, from oils, to grease, to synthetic coatings that are essentially dry (many bicycle chain lubricants). The last thing I want when fighting a big fish is reel failure. If drags become too hot, then I would think frequent servicing of the drags may be the best method to prevent reel failures. I usually clean and regrease my drags and oil my bearings before a hard core tuna trip, and I am wondering if there are ways to fine tune the performance from a durability stand point.