Funny thing , got bold and finally did a complete take down of a reel and cleaned all the parts indivisually . Lubed and greased by the book or the BOC per recommendations , one word wow it's a whole new animal now . My volunteer was my penn 9 (that i love dearly ) casted the easiest and furthest for me by far with a quick lube and exterior cleaning as it was purchased as a parts reel of ebay due to excessive exterior dirt and very minor brassing underneath it all , well lets just say clean them reels people it's worth learning how to do and you will be amazed how easy it is to do just like any other job use the right tools and follow instructions dont be intimitaded . I followed the penn 9 take down here in our member library , i don't remeber off hand who supplied it but man that was my saving grace (take a bow) . Any way that thing will zing lead like you would not believe , now i know why you dont thumb the line . Caution you will get burned literally .