Introduction

In this guide, we will be teaching you how to deconstruct a fishing rod's spin cast reel to check the finishing line to fix any blockage or snagging of the line inside of the reel.

Parts

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  • Find an open area in your home to lay down your fishing pole. Make sure you have space to access the reel comfortably.

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  • Grab onto the cap of the reel and begin to unscrew it from the base, turning it in a counter-clockwise direction. This will expose the mechanism and line inside.

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Image 1/1: This tiny mechanism is what grabs onto the line and spins it back down onto the spool.
  • Make sure the small peg on the dial is sticking out and holding the line. If this piece is not sticking out, you may have a more complicated problem.

  • This tiny mechanism is what grabs onto the line and spins it back down onto the spool.

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  • Press in the release button. This will cause the pegs mentioned in the previous step to retract into the bigger mechanism and release any tension in your line.

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Image 1/1: If you feel a snag at any time, your thread may have a knot. At this point, it is easier to cut your thread below the knot and re-thread your fishing pole with the rest of the line.
  • Take this time to pull some of the fishing line free from the spool. Make sure it comes loose easily as you pull upwards.

  • If you feel a snag at any time, your thread may have a knot. At this point, it is easier to cut your thread below the knot and re-thread your fishing pole with the rest of the line.

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  • After inspecting the line, lower the cap back down onto the base and begin turning it clockwise to screw it back on and secure the lid.

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Image 1/1: This will cause the small pegs to protrude back out of the inner mechanism and catch the thread, thus pulling and spinning the line back onto the spool.
  • To re-tighten the thread you loosened in the previous steps, simply turn the fishing handle in a clockwise motion.

  • This will cause the small pegs to protrude back out of the inner mechanism and catch the thread, thus pulling and spinning the line back onto the spool.

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Image 1/1: To test your pole, take it outside to a open area and gently cast it. It should cast in a fluid motion with no blockage in the line.
  • Your fishing line should now be free of slack and your reel should be fully reassembled.

  • To test your pole, take it outside to a open area and gently cast it. It should cast in a fluid motion with no blockage in the line.

  • If the line smoothly releases, you have fixed the kink in your line. If your line snags, preventing the pole to cast smoothly, repeat the previous steps to find the blockage.

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Conclusion

To reassemble the reel, simply screw the cap back onto the base and reel in any slack line.

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