Don't know what kind of reel you have, but many times the bail arm spring gets weak and won't fully close the bail, or there may be dirt inside, causing it to not fully close. It is probably repairable, however depending on what you paid for the reel and the cost of parts, it may not be worth it. What reel is it?
Edited by cadman (07/26/17 08:24 AM)
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