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MDTiger 13
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Problem with closed face reel

Bought a cheap closed face reel from Academy today. After 5 casts, it will no longer reel the line back in. While knowing nothing about reels, I've taken it apart and tried to fix it myself...no luck. Watched some youtube videos...no luck. Any advice on how to get it to reel back in the line or should I just take it back?


4X4DEMON
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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Bought a cheap closed face reel




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KingRanch
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canyon
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re: Problem with closed face reel
Take line off reel.
Put reel back together.
Put reel back in box.
Drive to Academy and return.


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Tigerfan29
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Alexandria
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Problem with closed face reel
What kind of reel? I just took an H2O mettle back today.


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DINGBAT
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BR
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re: Problem with closed face reel
What brand is it? I ask, because the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 33.


4X4DEMON
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re: Problem with closed face reel
Ok, to seriously answer your question. Yes, I'd just take it back and get a good spinning reel if you dont have the space or time to practice with a baitcaster


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CBDTigerFan
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re: Problem with closed face reel
take it back


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Tino
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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I ask, because the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 11 platinum TI



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skuter
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P'ville
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 33.


4X4DEMON
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NWLA
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re: Problem with closed face reel
My kids got a couple zebco 202's for christmas and they're better than I thought they would be.


Uncle JackD
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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Bought a cheap closed face reel
OB does not approve


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Geauxtiga
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No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Problem with closed face reel
Pull on the line WHILE you reel. Make sure there's tension.


Geauxtiga
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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My kids got a couple zebco 202's for christmas and they're better than I thought they would be.
Man you took me back to my childhood. I had one and and liked it but always wanted to add a 404.


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Hammertime
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re: Problem with closed face reel
Like a Zebco?

I didn't figure out how they worked until I was like 10. Super complicated


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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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Pull on the line WHILE you reel. Make sure there's tension.
THAT

Just lay pointer of left hand across the line as it goes in. Even the cheapest piece of crap will work darn near forever.


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Dooshay
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CEBA
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Problem with closed face reel
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the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 33.




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