Troubleshooting

Baitcast Reels

Spool will not rotate when handle is turned

  1. Star Drag is not tight enough to activate spool.

Reel feels rough

  1. Inadequate lubrication on gears or bearings.
  2. Gears stripped or damaged.

Drag will not hold, slips, or is not smooth

  1. Oil or grease on drag washers.
  2. Braided line slipping on spool.
[FIX][FIX] re-spool with new line.

Rough gears or reel makes grinding noise on retrieve

  1. Inadequate lubrication on gears or bearings.
  2. Gears stripped or damaged.

Bail will not close or closes partially

  1. Bail wire is bent out of shape.
  2. Bail spring broken or weak.
  3. Dirt or lack of lubrication in bail arm assemblies.

Line twist

  1. Line was improperly spooled onto reel.
  2. Turning reel handle while fish is stripping line.