Newell 322-5 free spool issue

mike mitchell

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Jul 25, 2017
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Michael Mitchell
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It is hard to help you because your question is so poorly worded. So let me start with some basics. Does the reel crank normally? Is it mounted on a rod? Are there adjustable bearing cups on both sides? Is the clicker off? Have the bearings been changed/serviced? Have you taken it apart? I am sure there is more but lets start with these.
 
Fishing_Frank
Fishing_Frank
I had just finished servicing the reel. Bearings were cleaned in acetone and oiled up put new drags and put it back together. Loosening up the snug frame gave it the give I was looking for

plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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john
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24 ft grady white
I was going to ask if it was an "S" series.None of mine have the freespool of the other series.
 

swami 805

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Mar 9, 2016
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The ones with the single bearing cap on the non handle side sometimes need a shim under the bearing you can't adjust. Just gotta take the time to fool with it
 
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