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Cabela's Prodigy Casting Reel Maintenance Q

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Yesterday I took apart, cleaned, and relubed my step-dad's Prodigy, just as I do with other baitcasters. The reel worked fine until I began reeling and the handle locked up. I took the reel apart again and found the problem, a little piece that I am unfamiliar with. When I reel, it locks the clutch wheel.

This is the piece and where I think it goes:

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This is how it locks up the clutch wheel:

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So my question is: where does this piece go and how do I prevent it from locking up the clutch wheel? Any and all help is much appreciated!

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In the last pic you have it upside down. The clutch gear goes in between the brass part. I don't think you even need it. only reels I own that have them are Shimano's. I took them out.. Its a back up for the Anti reverse bearing if it fails.

 

Edit: actually I think it is the right way. but put it between the clutch gear, and the other end has to jam against that little post.

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Leave it out.   I just went through a Laguna and left it out.  It feels better without it.

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In the last pic you have it upside down. The clutch gear goes in between the brass part. I don't think you even need it. only reels I own that have them are Shimano's. I took them out.. Its a back up for the Anti reverse bearing if it fails.

 

Edit: actually I think it is the right way. but put it between the clutch gear, and the other end has to jam against that little post.

 

 

Leave it out.   I just went through a Laguna and left it out.  It feels better without it.

I left it out and it seems to work just fine. Thank you very much, guys. You saved me a lot of headache.

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Does the reel have anti reverse bearing if not you will be reeling backwords a lot when u set the hook lol

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A redundant A/R (assuming it is indeed redundant) is removable but is a nice feature if adjusted and greased properly. Properly installed you should hardly notice its presence. As mentioned, it's installed upside down in the photo. The long tab is a stopper, the other end is what engages with the ratchet. The brass ears should be adjusted to lightly pinch the ratchet and the gap lightly packed with grease. These steps should all but eliminate any rattle or resistance from the A/R dog. 

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i have those in my lews bb1 and they are necessary because there isnt a anti reverse bearing.

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Does the reel have anti reverse bearing if not you will be reeling backwords a lot when u set the hook lol

Yes it does.

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i have those in my lews bb1 and they are necessary because there isnt a anti reverse bearing.

Seriously?  It is 2015 and there are BC reels being made without AR bearings???  yikes!

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Seriously? It is 2015 and there are BC reels being made without AR bearings??? yikes!

They are made that way for fishing crankbaits. Not all the bb1 models are like that.

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I love my BB1Z that is multistop. It gives me a little bit of forgiveness and a different feel when I fish crankbaits.

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Turns out the reel benefited from the anti reverse even with an AR bearing. I reinserted the piece (brass arms around the wheel) and the reel works fine. Thank you all for your help and tight lines.

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