I read on some earlier posts recommending the newell 332. I still have problems with the line catching between the spool and the casing. I use 25 lb. test and have tied the trick of building up the spool with finger nail polish. Any other advice. I switched to a Torium 20 to throw iron. Love the feel of it, but it definatly doesn't go as far as the Newell. Thanks, Bart
Check the bearing adjustment. If the spool is one side or the other, the taper will make a larger gap. You might try new metal rings. You might also try a new spool. I hear you can go to King Bearing and get new bearings that will really let Newell's fly. Imagine ABEC 7's in there.
What series is the reel? As was said before you should try centering the spool by adjusting the bearing cups. Typically the right side is all the way in but it has to be the correct cup and shims. There are also little plastic shims on each side. Play around with them and get that spool centered in the frame and you problems should be over.
Jason is right though put 30 on the 332.
What Jason said, that's a reel that should be fished with 30+ line. I have two of em and they worked fine right out of the box with 30,40, and 50. Maybe you should tweak the spool tentioner. The spool wont rotate as freely but it will lessen the gap between the spool and the sideplate.
It really depends on the reel. I have a friend who has a 440 that eats 50LB!! If it didn't get alined right at the factory, you get a problem. I suggest a quick trip to Newell for the reel with a note explaining the issue. If it is an older, aluminum reel, or if there is any part of the reel you don't want messed with, be sure to include that info. You never know when they will start replacing everything to get it to work.
They will charge you for the service, but it's cheaper than the frustrations!!!