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#11523101 - 04/05/16 11:39 AM Line won't stay level across the spool??
Bois d'arc Offline
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Got a Shimano Citica 200G7 in 7.1.1 ratio that just won't level wind properly. During a trip to the lake the line ends up higher on the right side of the spool than the left. Its always done this and it causes problems casting. Anybody have any ideas what's causing this?


Edited by boisarc (04/05/16 11:39 AM)
Edit Reason: senior moment

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#11523113 - 04/05/16 11:43 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
Huckleberry Offline
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bad worm gear or pawl. have it replaced

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#11523130 - 04/05/16 11:49 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Huckleberry]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
bad worm gear or pawl. have it replaced
exactly
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#11523277 - 04/05/16 12:39 PM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
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Check the line feeding between the level wind eye and the spool, I took my citica to have line spooled on it and it would not wind level.... Turned out the line was on the wrong side of the crossbar between the spool and the eye.... Working great now

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#11523782 - 04/05/16 04:39 PM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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I would think though if the worm gear or pawl were bad you should notice your line guide sticking to one side of spool and not moving back and forth. Does it not move back and forth properly when you reel?

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#11524794 - 04/06/16 07:56 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
I would think though if the worm gear or pawl were bad you should notice your line guide sticking to one side of spool and not moving back and forth. Does it not move back and forth properly when you reel?


Thanks, I appreciate the responses...and I checked the line... its in the center hole of the line guide. The line guide moves freely and doesn't stick or bind up. The reel seems to be working perfectly except for this one issue. Towards the end of a day on the lake the line is 1/8 inch or more, higher on the right side of the spool....and the backlashing begins. It's been doing this since I bought it. I use it a lot so if I can't get this issue resolved I guess I'll have to buy another high speed reel. I would rather fix this one....but I'm open to suggestions on a new reel (7.1.1 gear ratio +/-, low profile, under $150). Not thinking good thoughts about Shimano at the moment.

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#11524854 - 04/06/16 08:26 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Originally Posted By: boisarc
Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
I would think though if the worm gear or pawl were bad you should notice your line guide sticking to one side of spool and not moving back and forth. Does it not move back and forth properly when you reel?


Thanks, I appreciate the responses...and I checked the line... its in the center hole of the line guide. The line guide moves freely and doesn't stick or bind up. The reel seems to be working perfectly except for this one issue. Towards the end of a day on the lake the line is 1/8 inch or more, higher on the right side of the spool....and the backlashing begins. It's been doing this since I bought it. I use it a lot so if I can't get this issue resolved I guess I'll have to buy another high speed reel. I would rather fix this one....but I'm open to suggestions on a new reel (7.1.1 gear ratio +/-, low profile, under $150). Not thinking good thoughts about Shimano at the moment.


Check the pawl cap to ensure its not loose or backed off...it does not have to be monster tight but it should be snug

If nothing else you can send it to me to fix


Edited by 03svtsnakevert (04/06/16 08:27 AM)
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#11524930 - 04/06/16 09:04 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
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how big of a knot do you have? makes a huge difference
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#11525032 - 04/06/16 09:56 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
6BOOMER Online   content
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Turned out the line was on the wrong side of the crossbar between the spool and the eye.... Working great now banana

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#11525489 - 04/06/16 01:02 PM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
bronco71 Online   content
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dance2

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#11525520 - 04/06/16 01:12 PM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: 6BOOMER]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Originally Posted By: 6BOOMER
Turned out the line was on the wrong side of the crossbar between the spool and the eye.... Working great now banana


Are you stating that for the OP or for yourself? lol

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#11525526 - 04/06/16 01:13 PM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Bois d'arc]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Originally Posted By: boisarc
Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
I would think though if the worm gear or pawl were bad you should notice your line guide sticking to one side of spool and not moving back and forth. Does it not move back and forth properly when you reel?


Thanks, I appreciate the responses...and I checked the line... its in the center hole of the line guide. The line guide moves freely and doesn't stick or bind up. The reel seems to be working perfectly except for this one issue. Towards the end of a day on the lake the line is 1/8 inch or more, higher on the right side of the spool....and the backlashing begins. It's been doing this since I bought it. I use it a lot so if I can't get this issue resolved I guess I'll have to buy another high speed reel. I would rather fix this one....but I'm open to suggestions on a new reel (7.1.1 gear ratio +/-, low profile, under $150). Not thinking good thoughts about Shimano at the moment.


Daiwa Tatula all day long in that price range. I fix, clean, repair alot of reels and all I own is Daiwa. Their quality is top notch IMO. Even in their cheaper lineup. Lew's is also a good choice. I notice alot of guys sticking with older shimanos Mainly E-series and older so that should say something about the newer stuff.

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#11529293 - 04/08/16 09:51 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
Daiwa Tatula all day long in that price range. I fix, clean, repair alot of reels and all I own is Daiwa. Their quality is top notch IMO. Even in their cheaper lineup. Lew's is also a good choice. I notice alot of guys sticking with older shimanos Mainly E-series and older so that should say something about the newer stuff.


Yep...can't argue with that. The new Shimano Citica just isn't what it used to be. Been looking at Lew's reels for a while...I'll check out the Diawa Tatula, too. Thanks for your 2cents thumb

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#11529298 - 04/08/16 09:53 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: lenahorse]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Originally Posted By: lenahorse
how big of a knot do you have? makes a huge difference


Sorry I'm a little hard headed at times...what knot are you speaking about??

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#11529305 - 04/08/16 09:55 AM Re: Line won't stay level across the spool?? [Re: 03svtsnakevert]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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Originally Posted By: 03svtsnakevert
Check the pawl cap to ensure its not loose or backed off...it does not have to be monster tight but it should be snug If nothing else you can send it to me to fix


Haven't done that yet...thanks for the tip.

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