I have an abu silvermax. I notice now that when I cast, say a rubber worm to jig (and the spool is locked). If i give it a tug to jig a little bit the spool goes free. This happens alot, I have oiled it and have taken pretty good care of it and I have only had it for one season. I don't know what to think.. sometimes I just wanna chuck it into the canal... lol. It is awfully maddening when you make a "mine backlash" every other cast!! So now I have to hold my thumb on the spool and I hope I don't forget to.