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Jun 14, 2024 - 12:46:45 PM
62225 posts since 12/14/2005

Was gifted with this old South Bend reel.

 

Line comes OUT just fine, but I can't get it to crank back in.

And, as I am not a fisherperson, I'm just GUESSING that right hand, over the top, towards me, IS the right way to be cranking it.

MARY likes to go fishing, and her Shakespeare rod & reel seem to be working just fine.

For all I care, I'd be happy just to sit near her, and flip cookie crumbs into the water.

But, as long as I HAVE a reel, I should like it to work.

Jun 14, 2024 - 1:39:46 PM
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rinemb

USA

16344 posts since 5/24/2005

Unscrew the red part first. Some things took at. You say when you push the button line will release. Good. When you crank the handle at first (clockwise looking at it) you should hear a click! You also should see a little pin on the spool that catches the line. And as you crank, the spool may move forward and back to distribute line onto spool. Another idea, if the spool is about empty, the line tied to the spool could be slipping? Under the hood where the gears are, perhaps one slipped out of place. The reel gears should cleaned and lubed. Heck take it apart and send pics. Brad

Jun 14, 2024 - 1:41:02 PM
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rinemb

USA

16344 posts since 5/24/2005

Btw. Bushings and gear etc in cheap reels do go bad….

Jun 14, 2024 - 2:19:05 PM
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12787 posts since 8/22/2006

You see that thumb wheel just above the on off? That’s called the drag adjustment no it won’t make you a drag Queen it puts the brakes on so to speak when you are reeling in the monster fish and yo (I'm not going to correct this spelling it sounds kind of funny yo yo yo) keep the monster fish from stripping off line you apply some brake. The more you apply the slower the line peels. And the less drag you apply the easier the line strips off/out. Sometimes that drag wheel can be adjusted towards the off position so much that the reel will not take up the line and your are sitting there reeling away with nothing happening. Check that thumb wheel and see if that may be the issue.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 06/14/2024 14:21:33

Jun 15, 2024 - 10:16:20 AM

8585 posts since 9/5/2006

model number ?

Jun 24, 2024 - 8:52:34 AM

3831 posts since 4/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Was gifted with this old South Bend reel.

 

Line comes OUT just fine, but I can't get it to crank back in.

And, as I am not a fisherperson, I'm just GUESSING that right hand, over the top, towards me, IS the right way to be cranking it.

MARY likes to go fishing, and her Shakespeare rod & reel seem to be working just fine.

For all I care, I'd be happy just to sit near her, and flip cookie crumbs into the water.

But, as long as I HAVE a reel, I should like it to work.

 


I am not a fisherperson

Kinda says it all, right there. If you want to make your wife happy by fishing with her, break it down to the bare essentials & go from there. Even a simple cane pole will catch fish. Or, just buy any new rod/reel/ line combo from your local outdoors store, + a can of worms & be done with it. smiley

Edited by - monstertone on 06/24/2024 08:57:10

Jun 24, 2024 - 9:01:42 AM
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rinemb

USA

16344 posts since 5/24/2005

The best thing about bank fishing is. Sittin' there all day pickin a banjo. Be careful though. the banjo vibrations may draw in the fish and then she catches something. Then what you gonna do? Brad

Jun 24, 2024 - 8:20:36 PM
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62225 posts since 12/14/2005

I like the idea of a plain old no-reel pole.
Maybe I'll tie a pretzel to the line, so there are no hooks to harm the fish.
Got no desire to haul one aboard on MY behalf.

I know how to clean whatever Mary catches, and I'll make sure she WANTS to eat them, before I keep them OUT of their home water.

Obvious to me and the bathroom scale, that I'm not lacking food, so why bother the fish?

On a similar note: I've got no problem EATING the wild beasties that my friends and relatives want to cook and share.
I just don't go hunting, because I'm too lazy to chase my lunch.

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:22:27 PM

Owen

Canada

15287 posts since 6/5/2011

Brad: "....  best thing about bank fishing is. Sittin' there all day pickin a banjo. ... ."

This is popularly attributed to a Steven Wright, [but I seem to recall reading it some time before his time ... unless there's more than one S.W.]:  "There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."

Jun 25, 2024 - 2:57:38 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Brad: "....  best thing about bank fishing is. Sittin' there all day pickin a banjo. ... ."

This is popularly attributed to a Steven Wright, [but I seem to recall reading it some time before his time ... unless there's more than one S.W.]:  "There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."


I saw him a few (cough) decades ago.  He was even more hilarious in person than he was on the radio.  Or LP, or cassette, or... you get it.

One or two of us knew of him, had heard of him, or had seen him before the show.  The others were gobsmacked.  He was totally deadpan and stunningly hilarious,  Even when we knew the punch line that was coming, we couldn't help but laugh until our jaws hurt.

I like my dental hygienist, I think she's very pretty.  So whenever I go to get my teeth cleaned, while I'm in the waiting room I eat an entire box of Oreo cookies.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/rW71OsAeuFc

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier.  I put 'em in the same room and let 'em fight it out.

I used to work for the factory where they make hydrants, but you couldn't park anywhere near the place.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1513177675492198

I saw the Capitol Steps a few times as well.  From what little I know they're current or former US congressional aides who put on a stunningly hilarious act which was always up to date (Bush I, Bush II, Clinton, Thurmond, Thomas, Pelosi, Sanders...), as long as you can put your personal preferences aside.  I was by no means the only person who suffered from a jaw ache, and that was only at the intermission.  They skewered both sides hard, fast, repeatedly, and to the bone.  Well done, I say, well done!! 

I heard that they disbanded during Covid, not surprisingly, but there's a new group doing much of the same great and hilarious work.

Jun 25, 2024 - 3:23:12 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72253 posts since 10/5/2013

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