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This is regarding a Bass Pro Shop baitcasting reel. Sorry I don't have it here, gave it to a friend and he has a question. He is having trouble with it backlashing suddenly and suspected the braid line going bad but that doesn't seem like a line issue. He is asking if the line guide is supposed to move back and forth with a cast. It does move back and forth upon retrieve. I never noticed but I would think it disengages with a cast.

He is on a fishing trip and it suddenly gives him fits; was casting fine two days ago. But it hasn't been cleaned in years, might just need cleaning?

This BPS reel was not expensive, just mid-price reel, has one adjustment knob on side, not two. It's several years old and the line is several years old. I don't recall what line is  on it but it's pretty heavy braid.

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I've got some reels where the line guide stops moving on a cast, others where the line guide will move on the cast...I always that either one was by design of that specific reel!

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Almost all modern, low profile casting reels have a disengaging line guide on the cast.

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