need help with a tiger reel

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by dan 1989, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. dan 1989

    dan 1989 New Member

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    i was out fishing tonight and was packing up to leave and was reeling in my rod and it started making a winding sound and then stopped reeling at all so i brought it in by hand. but i was wondering if any one knows how to fix it it does every thing but reel in the line it is a tiger 20 with 3.2:1 gears
     
  2. DrummerCat

    DrummerCat New Member

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    If your reel is spooled with a superline ...Spiderwire, Fireline etc. then it could be that the line is slipping (rotating around the spool). It happens when a superline isn't backed onto the spool with mono. Another way to keep a superline from slipping is to tape it directly to the spool.

    This particular problem gets more pronounced when the reel and the line are wet.
     

  3. DrummerCat

    DrummerCat New Member

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    Another thing it could be ...the drag was set so loose it wouldn't/couldn't retrieve the line.

    I know, I know ...that sounds like such an obvious thing but everyone has "duh" moments now and again, lol.
     
  4. dan 1989

    dan 1989 New Member

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    thanks for help line was screwed up in it i just got that so wasnt familiar yet thanks for the help