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Repairing a fishing reel

2355 Views 15 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Milt
I have two reels now that are not locking back when winding??? Is it easy enough to fix my self or should I just take them in to a repair centre.

The one I'm more interest in having fixed is the near new Penn Applause 4000 which i won in a comp :D

http://www.campbellsprotackle.com/store ... sp?ID=3347

Flicking the little lever at the bottom of the reel is meant to enable the reel to lock. The same has happened to my trusty old Surf reel as well. What is the function of this stupid little lever when you can just release the bail arm to free up some line???

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Take the spool off and give it a blast with crc or somethin like that. I have had a couple do this and took about 5 minutes to fix.
Funny isn't it scott , ive been using crc on a reel for 20 years and never had a worry with it . Life is a mystery :wink:
It's probably all that runs the reel , probably no grease in it :roll:

I debate things all day at work , if thats what you would call it
(debate that is ).Life is too short to worry about what goes in a fishing reel , i'll take your advice and not use the penetrating spray on em.

I have heaps of inox here , but i do pull the reels apart once a year and re grease anyway so thats probably why they are in good nick.
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