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So yesterday while fishing, I was reeling a spoon back to the boat and I was startled by a good size lake trout trailing the bait in, but really didn't notice it until I picked the rod up and casted again. Upon looking into the water and going through the motions of the cast, I spotted the fish going back down and I think what I did was try to reel while still holding the button down to cast. It lasted a split second but the noise that was made was sort of a grind sound as I think I was trying to stop the cast. Not sure if this was the thumb bar trying to re-engage or what. I was too fixated on the large laker now swimming back down to the bottom. Did this do any damage to the reel? For the rest of the day, the reel performed flawlessly and I was just wondering what this sound might have been and if it was just nothing to worry about. Thank you!

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It's probably fine.  The pinion has "ramped" slots for the engagement pin on the pool, and the slipping is the grinding you heard.

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Great!  Thanks.  I just wanted to make sure I didn't put any wear on the gears.

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3 hours ago, J Francho said:

It's probably fine.  The pinion has "ramped" slots for the engagement pin on the pool, and the slipping is the grinding you heard.

Yup. This would be my guess as well. You should be fine. 

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Checked the pinion...looks like new.  No issues with the spool so I think I am good.  Thank you for the responses!  Best wishes on the water!

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