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Old 01-18-2013, 05:54 AM
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Default Re: My reel seems weird

Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
I had a reel start acting weird, but it turned out it was manufactured on top of an old Indian burial ground. After nearly being sucked through a vortex into Hell, I got a young priest and an old priest....... I couldn't help myself.
Can you describe the vortex?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: My reel seems weird

Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
Here's your problem, and it isn't the reel. You have your fly line (and perhaps the backing) wrapped on/in (for a lack of a better term) 'lumps.' Parts are tight, some loose. As you pull off the line the 'effect' you get is just as you described.

Tie the fly line off and take a long walk, stretch and reel back on minding the backing/line go on in level (back and forth) strips.


Edit: when the FL is off the reel, push down on the backing with your finger tip. 'Sponginess?' Keep walking ... you're not done yet.

YES! Good answer. This might be the problem. I did load the backing and line myself and guess what.... its the first time I did it myself! I tried to be careful and wind the backing and line evenly but perhaps I still didn't do a good job. I'll take it to a shop and have them rewind the line to see what that does.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by allenflyfishing View Post
Alex, can you please send me an email at and we'll have it takin care of.


Now that's the sort of response I like to see, well done.
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