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Line lays heavy on bottom of spinning reel

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Too much line loads on bottom my second spool ( spinning, first spool is perfect).  No spacers to remove, I added a couple of spaces but no change.

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Adding spacers would shift the load to the bottom. 

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I know, I was just reaching.  Could be a bad spool, I have a new one coming.  I have had this problem before, it's not brand related, 2 shimanos, 1 pflueger and 1 abu.

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SirSnook, I've experienced the same problem with a couple of different reels.

Solved it by removing the springs/ratchet assembly from the bottom of the spool. All that stuff does is make a clicking sound when the drag is slipping. Who needs a clicking drag anyway?

Don't know if it will work on yours, but it may be worth a look.

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Thanks .Ghoti

Willing to bet it's the spool, just does lay in quite deep enough.

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More likely its a worn/broken bail arm.  I've seen this quite a bit, even on newer reels.  It causes the line guide to rest lower than it should.

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First thing I thought when I read the thread title was spacers.  Since you said thats not the problem, I'd say the spool may have a defect.  If not, Francho probably hit the nail on the head with the bail arm.

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.Ghoti, it worked about 90% success, just a slight tapering now, not too bad..........thanks

My primary spool is  perfect.

I've had this problem a few times before on other reels, a different spool was the cure. I have another one coming so I'll see how that spool fares.

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.Ghoti, it worked about 90% success, just a slight tapering now, not too bad..........thanks

My primary spool is perfect.

I've had this problem a few times before on other reels, a different spool was the cure. I have another one coming so I'll see how that spool fares.

Interesting I have a White Stradic that has always done that. Not serious just slightly. One spool was better then the other. It spooled fine but after use it appeared to be worse. I will have to try this.

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Something to check,the line guide roller(groove)on bail assembly should be close to the bail itself not towards the bail arm.If you were cleaning/oiling it,I can see how it might be upside down?G/L

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I'm pretty much convinced that spare spools are mostly seconds.

They give you one good spool, and throw in one that didn't pass QC to make you think you're getting something.

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My problem is solved due largely to .ghoti's advice.  I did receive a brand new spool, not a second, and spooled it up the other day, near perfection and I'm happy.

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