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Brandon, MS
Member since Nov 2010
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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?






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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
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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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The Ranch
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canyon
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Lower Keys/Coloweedo
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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
Member since Apr 2011
946 posts

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.





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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11147 posts

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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Member since Mar 2009
2084 posts

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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the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 33.






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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11147 posts

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.





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Uncle JackD
LA-Lafayette Fan
Team BGE
Member since Nov 2007
44533 posts

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
NC-Wilmington Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
27168 posts

re: Problem with closed face reel


Pull on the line WHILE you reel. Make sure there's tension.





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Geauxtiga
NC-Wilmington Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
27168 posts

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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apples
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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
3185 posts

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


quote:

the only closed face reel you should be buying is a Zebco 33.








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