Troubleshooting spinning reels

Possible Cause: Bail spring is weak.
Solution: Replace with new bail spring. Visit the Parts section to order a replacement.

Possible Cause: Bail spring is broken.
Solution: Replace with new spring. Visit the Parts section to order a replacement.

Possible Cause: Bail wire is bent.
Solution: Replace with new bail wire assembly.

Possible Cause: Dirt or debris in bail hinges.
Solution: Remove bail wire assembly, clean thoroughly, and lubricate with Quantum® Hot Sauce reel oil.

Possible Cause: Drag disc seized to washers due to debris on disc.
Solution: Loosen drag tension and turn spool until drag discs break free. Remember to always loosen drag completely after fishing.

Possible Cause: Dirt or debris between spool and rotor, or in gear system.
Solution: Clean inside of reel by rinsing thoroughly and lubricate properly.

Possible Cause: Line was spooled on improperly.
Solution: Replace line or play out line (without lure) behind boat or in river current to remove line twist. NOTE: When installing new line, make sure the line from the supply spool is feeding off in the same direction as the rotor is turning.

Possible Cause: Lure spinning on retrieve.
Solution: When trolling, make sure the line is not wrapped around your lure so it’s running true. When using in-line spinners, attach a ball bearing swivel to the line.

Possible Cause: Bail wire is misshapen.
Solution: Replace bail wire assembly. Visit the Parts section to order a replacement.

Possible Cause: Spool is overfilled with line.
Solution: Reduce amount of line to 1/8" below spool lip. Be sure to use the line size that is recommended for your reel.

Possible Cause: Line memory.
Solution: Soak reel spool of line in water prior to use. Also see: Preventing line problems.