Last weekend, fishing on the American Angler I hooked a school size bluefin while flylining. The fish was really moving and my reel was spinning fast. With a big grin on my face, I placed my hand on the reel handle and started to turn it to engage the reel. To my astonishment, the reel would not engage, but instead made a grinding gear type if noise. Then my spool locked, causing my line to snap. As I stood there speechless, the deck hand standing next to me asked “what happened? I have never seen that before.” I had no answer for him. I don’t think my drag was too tight as I checked it before using it. Now I am afraid to use the reel again for flylining. I am thinking about using it for rock fishing only now. Has this happened to anyone else?