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Thread: What causes reel binding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlF View Post
    OK, shoulda read that more closely.

    Other than the fact that dunking a reel underwater is not the best idea in the world, I think Pier#r is onto something.
    Even if its freshwater, you will need to open the reels up and dry, clean & re-lube.
    Well if you fish like I do, getting a reel wet is an inevitability. Sometimes the only way to retrieve a lure involves getting the reel wet. Other times, just driving rain forces itís way into the reels. Wade fishing in creeks or in the surf. Once or twice a reel has gone overboard. Only ever had problems out of one or two models. Others have had water get inside with no problems.
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    Back when I bass fished a lot, I used a lure dog on 80# mono to retrieve lures. Worked well. Especially crank baits.
    Carl

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    spinning reels "bind" when the seal below the spool swells and grips the main shaft harder than normal. I have not encountered the problem with a baitcaster (I try to avoid ever getting them wet due to centrifugal brake systems).

 

 
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