Southeast mo Mississippi river
Play with it a bit you need practice dealing with birds nest before baiting up
I get the idea, Tom. Try it first. If it works don’t mess with it. 😀GP, the friction brakes are not adjustable but can just be on or off. I think Denny is saying they are on so you should not need to change them yet. The friction brake assembly is attached to the end of the spool. If you loosen the three screws on the crank side cover you will be able to remove that cap. It will come off as a unit so parts will not be flying everywhere. That will let you see the friction brake system.
Now here is a little bit of a warning. When putting the side cap back on, it is easy to get one of the brake blocks (a small piece of plastic) caught by the end cap because the brake is extended too far out.
First rule, Never force anything. If it is right it should go on with no more than slight pressure.
Second, Since the brake blocks will sling in or out with just gravity effecting them, Bold the reel so the brake mechanism is up pointing at the ceiling. That will take gravity out. Physically just each block inward. Press the button to disengage the spool then put the end cap back on. With just a little jiggling it should slide back into place. Then tighten the three screws finger tight. I snug mine down but just slightly.
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But go use it first. catch a fish, drowned a worm. You get the idea.
Steve, yes, everywhere I saw the Ryobi reels, it said V-mag. I watched a video, a young guy cleaning an old V3 that his dad gave him.Yep, I believe that is the V-Mag series of reels. They were from the early 80s and competed with Diawa at the time. I used a couple bass fishing on boron rods.
Well, sir, I found out, first hand, 4# mono is too dag blasted small for the Ryobi Vmag reel.I usually ran 12 or 14 pound mono line.
I think it might have. The spool doesn’t have the red or blue or whatever color line just inside the edge of the spool like I’ve seen on some higher end reels. Iguess I was thinking that darker line was it.Did it get in the gap around the spool? I would think it would cast like heck if it didn't break.