Love, love, loved the reel until yesterday. I had a 2# Octopus (not very big) bite my hook and I winched it in - dead weight. Shallow water so needed to reel it in fast - it kept grabbing on to rocks. Today I hear the gears grinding. I'm really bummed because I thought that reel was a "workhorse" type of reel before this. I'll still use it but the smoothness has definitely disappeared. This is the first time I've had an experience like this from a Shimano reel.
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12/15/09 at 8:10am