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Line Not Laying Level On My Stx

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About 6 months ago I bought the last two Gen 2 Revo STX's from Academy. I have used one as my primary jig reel and the other was a back up. Both were NIB.

I decided to make my back up a jerk bait reel and spooled it up. I backed it with mono and filled it up with about 70 yards of braid. For the life of me, I cannot get it to lay level. The center of the spool is cupped down with the sides being taller. Usually it's the other way around.

I was using spiderwire invisi braid in 30#. Switched it over to 832 in 50# and 30# with the same results. I bet I have pulled the line off and tried again 6 times with no luck.

Everything seems to be fine with the reel. My other STX, S, 2 Curado's and PQ all lay perfect.

Any tips?

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Were they display models.  I got killer deals on a 1st Gen Premier and 2 Curado D's in the past that were display, last one left. They all gave me much trouble.  I'd say line lay, the best bet is to look at the pawl.  Is it traveling to both ends of the worm gear?  Then is the spool centered. Check the components in the cast control knob for proper placement like the black plastic clicker and spring.  Are the 2 nipples in their seating holes allowing the knob to work properly.

 

I didnt catch your 2nd paragraph.  Did you try re spooling the line. It sounds like the line was not coming into the line guide centered.

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Were they display models.  I got killer deals on a 1st Gen Premier and 2 Curado D's in the past that were display, last one left. They all gave me much trouble.  I'd say line lay, the best bet is to look at the pawl.  Is it traveling to both ends of the worm gear?  Then is the spool centered. Check the components in the cast control knob for proper placement like the black plastic clicker and spring.  Are the 2 nipples in their seating holes allowing the knob to work properly.

 

I didnt catch your 2nd paragraph.  Did you try re spooling the line. It sounds like the line was not coming into the line guide centered.

They were new old stock. The boxes had the factory sticker over the closure so they were not displays.

The line guide travels to both sides fine. It kinda spends more time at the sides of the spool than the center if that makes since.

Spool is centered. I have the cast control knob backed off just enough to take the side to side play out. All the components under the cast control are installed correctly and present.

Ya I re spooled several times. Line looked centered to me. Reel was attached to the rod and line was in the center of the rod like normal.

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mine have done the same thing, they cast and work fine. i noticed after i used on thewater for a bit, the line evenend out. should not be a problem.

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I have had all sorts of reels do this before. usually if you go fish with them for a few hours it will staighten itself out. I did have a situation once where the line was getting hung on my knot between the backing and line every once and a while when filling. You just have to take your time and work it past the knot when it happens. Once past the knot you will be fine. Usually when it happens it is something you are doing when filling the spool and it will starighten itself out after you fish it a little while.

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