I bought this combo for my 8 yr old daughter and it is a very good panfish outfit. However, she is having some casting issues with it. After a half dozen casts the line gets bound inside the reel and has to be stripped out by hand. Once your strip out 20ft of line and wind it back in, it works very well for the next half dozen casts then we repeat the process all over again. Im using 4lb Trilene XL. Does anyone have any experience with this reel or have an idea what may cause/fix this problem? It does not appear to be getting caught on any parts of the reel. It appears the line is digging into the spool.
i would just go to gander mountain and have them totally respool the line, and if that doesnt work, then ask them that question. they have some device that spools the line really well and that fixed my problems with tangles too