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#12332148 - 07/10/17 10:19 AM Baitcaster issue
Garett Offline

Registered: 07/18/13
Posts: 167
I recently got hung up on a log with braid and I just pulled until it snapped the line. Not sure what happened but now it is very hard to reel and the handle will spin backwards. Any clue what happened?
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#12332168 - 07/10/17 10:27 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45552
Loc: Houston, TX
You trashed the antireverse clutch and/or spring.
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#12332264 - 07/10/17 11:27 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
Shallow Waters Offline

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 211
Yeah, I just cut the line if it isnt coming off. The extra few inches/feet of braid isnt worth destroying the reel. I am not knocking your decision, I learned this the hard way as well. Best case scenario of pulling is that you straighten the hook out and that sucks as well.

#12333344 - 07/10/17 09:13 PM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 536
Loc: Memphis, TN
Next time, wrap a towel around your paddle or net handle, then wrap the braid around the towel,and pull.

#12333720 - 07/11/17 06:49 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Send it to southwest parts... they will get it right, you broke a linkage somewhere for sure
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#12335607 - 07/12/17 09:00 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
Lucky Al Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 2405
Loc: Rio Grande Valley
I have a 6 inch piece of radiator hose, with a matching piece of broom handle inside it. I wrap the line around that and pull on it until it either breaks the line or bends the hook. Used it numerable times without damages. Works great!

Edited by Lucky Al (07/12/17 09:01 AM)

#12335809 - 07/12/17 10:47 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4265
Loc: Longmont co.
Try backing the drag all the way out (loose) then tighten it back down and see if that helps.

#12337087 - 07/13/17 07:57 AM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: fouzman]
cadman Offline

Registered: 06/02/17
Posts: 35
Loc: IL
Originally Posted By: fouzman
You trashed the antireverse clutch and/or spring.

X2. Depending on what reel you have, the anti reverse clutch is about a $7-$10 part plus shipping if you do it yourself. Not that complicated to install.
"Practice, practice and more practice, and if you think you're good practice some more". circa 2006, Cadman

#12337828 - 07/13/17 02:32 PM Re: Baitcaster issue [Re: Garett]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2495
Loc: nederland, TX
I had that happen to one. Ended up trashed but I did crank the handle as hard as I could and it kind of popped and loosened up for the rest of the day. Lol


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