Reel will not cast with ease or for a reasonable distance.

Reel will not cast with ease or for a reasonable distance.

Possible Cause:  Spool tension washers worn.
Solution:  Replace or reverse spool tension washers (see reel squeaks solution).

Possible Cause:  Spool tension adjusted too tight.
Solution:  Hold rod at 45° angle and depress spool release button/bar. Adjust spool tension knob to the point where the lure is descending very slowly (almost to the point of stopping). This adjustment should be performed every time a lure is changed.

Possible Cause:  Spool shaft needs lubrication.
Solution:  Lubricate spool shaft and spool shaft ends with light oil.

Possible Cause:  Old grease on spool shaft.
Solution:  Clean and relubricate spool shaft with light oil.

Possible Cause:  Spool shaft bent.
Solution:  Replace spool assembly.  Visit the Parts section to order a replacement.