Hi, Was outside practice casting with my Abu Ambassador 5500-C3, after the 9th cast I heard what was a "pop" and realized that I can no longer retrieve the line without a bad grinding noise. Probably not the best idea on my part, as it's been awhile since it's been used. Anyone have an idea what it could be? I am in the process of disassembling it right now, noticed this link... http://www.musky.com/Features/prodreels.htm Bummer, it's 10-12 years old but never really been fished that much. I will try calling their customer service assuming it's just not dust accumulated in there (which I seriously doubt). It has seen most of it's time inside my house, which with hardwood floors accumulates quite a bit of dust although I can't imagine it getting into the gears and what not.