- Feb 1, 2008
- Lebanon, Oregon
I recently switched to a 15lb braided line (4lb mono dia.). It seems to do everything good except for something strange on the retrieve. It rubs heavily on the first eye off the reel which creates an awful noise (not a really loud one) and feel from the reel. Ive tried multiple rods and they all do it. I took my smaller cheaper reel with 4lb mono and it doesn't rub as much and has no abrasive feel to it at all. I tried to spool my good reel with some cheap 8lb mono I had lying around and it does the same as the braid. Ive had this reel for a year with 6lb mono on it and I have had no problems with it. Ive taken it apart to clean it and it is very smooth when not mounted on a rod. I wouldn't think its a problem with the reel being too big since it came as part of a 'kokanee combo' paired with a 7' UL. This reel now has a problem with that rod as well as a 7' medium action rod I'm going to use for bass and steelhead. The reel is a Pfleuger Asaro and is the nicest of my spinning reels so I want to use it as much as I can. Soooooo.... any ideas????