"Old Reels and New Lines"
We see a lot of old fishing reels at JUNO BAIT. Some old reels are beautiful and working great, others are in need of major help, and in a lot of cases headed for permanent retirement. One of the most common problems we see with old reels these days is the use of braided line (This is not a braid bashing either, we love it and use it all the time!).
Reels built more than ten years ago were not designed for braided line. Gears, drag washers, shafts, spools and more are not capable of handling the abuse braided line hands out. If you are still using older reels, consider keeping them filled with monofilament. Save the braid for the new reels...that are being built to handle it!