I hear you! Spare spools are non-existent. I've looked for a while. I don't use the rod much otherwise it would already be a issue with me. I really like to have extra spools for ALL my reels. For that reason, I may change out the reel to something that I can get a spool for if I end up using the rig more. We'll see. If I do, I'd be happy to offer the entire reel to you at a fair price. Mine is mint.