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Gears slip or skip when reeling in fish.

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Gears slip or skip when reeling in fish.

Possible Cause:  Pinion gear and/or spool shaft damaged. This type of damage may occur with the following conditions:

  • The spool is engaged before the spool quits turning or before the lure hits the water.
  • When thumb bar is released in mid-cast while in flipping mode.
  • The drag is set too tight while fishing with super line.

Solution:  Replace pinion gear and/or spool assembly. Use the following tips to avoid conditions that will damage the pinion gear and/or spool shaft:

  • Do not engage spool before the lure hits the water.
  • Do not release the thumb bar before the cast has finished (while in flipping mode).
  • Set drag to allow for some line slippage on hooksets when fishing with super lines.