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I Was Given A Revo S!

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My brother-in-law won a new A-G Revo S at his Christmas party. While talking about a fishing trip this coming weekend he ask if i wanted the Revo; to keep! Heck yea!! After getting it home and taking it out of the box, I noticed when I turned the handle that the reel would make slight clicking noise and the spool shifted back and forth within the frame. I tightened the mechanical brake knob a turn or two and this cured the spool shifting. The clicking noise was still there. I dis-assembled the reel, cleaned all the parts, re-lubed, and put the reel back together. Still clicking. I pulled the left side of the reel off and took a look at the centrifugal brakes. There are six plastic brakes that slide on six retainer pins. Four of the brakes were secured toward the middle part of the spool and not movable. Two of the brakes were able to slide back and forth on the retainer pins. I pushed the two loose brakes toward the middle of the spool and secured them (not moving). After putting the side plate back on and giving the handle a turn, Shazam!!, no clicking noise. Just to make sure, I removed the side plate again and slid the brakes outward and the clicking noise was there. For now they are all secured and once I put line on the reel I'll give it a try this weekend and see how it casts without the brakes on.

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...For now they are all secured and once I put line on the reel I'll give it a try this weekend and see how it casts without the brakes on.

first of all, congrats on the free reel. the revo Ss are excellent reels. however, casting without brakes is a bad idea...a very bad idea! i'm not sure why yours has a clicking sound but have you tried turning on a pair of another set of brakes to see if that helped? i have a very experienced thumb and even i cannot cast a BC reel without at least one brake on.

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I really like Revos, but the Revo S is a little touchy when you horse on them for a long distance cast.  Especially with a light weight lure into the wind.  You might find turning on the brakes will make the reel work a whole lot better and will require only a little adjustment of the cast control knob to stop over runs.

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