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Problem with baitcaster reel

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Hello,

I was fishing a tournament yesterday morning and a problem arose that nearly cost me 2nd place.  I had a nice smallie hooked and got it right to the boat and something happened to my reel.  Something in the reel just felt like it gave loose and it felt like there was no drag system at all and the the reel kinda went into "free spool" mode, giving me one of the worst backlashes I have ever scene!!  The fish darted away about 20 feel before I could grab the line and hand line the fish it.  Now when I cast, i engage the reel and can reel without problems.  When i stop reeling at only one certain spot I can back reel freely.  If I am conscious enough I don't stop the reel at this one spot but when I have a fish on, it's a hard thing to remember.  Any clue what may be causing this problem?

It's a fairly new reel and I have 3 others just like it and have never had a problem with them.  Just didn't know if it could be a simple fix.   

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make and model would help.

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I'm at work right now so I dont have the exact model.  I know it's a johnny morris edition and its like 7.1:1.  Like I said, it doesn't have the anti-reverse in one spot.  If I reel past that spot or stop short it is fine.  I readjusted my magnets and the knob under the drag and nothing seemed to fix it. 

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The only way to be sure is dis-assembly and inspection. If the problem is a certain spot as you crank there may be a gear involved. I'll take a look at it if you'd like. If you want to attempt repair yourself, PM or email me if you get stuck.

Mike

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Thanks a lot Delaware.  Im hoping it is just a simple fix.  If not I can just keep it if anything would break on my other 3 I have.  Thanks to everyone for their help.

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