alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 265 Microlite Issue
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« on: October 12, 2021, 02:51:03 AM »

I've got a Microlite that I use pretty regular and it has an odd issue.

Every once in a while, it spools line around the spool release rather than the spool itself.

It never fails, I'll start cranking away and seemingly, no line is being taken up.  Then, I'll look down and notice that in-fact a small amount of line has been taken up, just enough to wrap around the spool release button several times.  It will actually stand off the button about 1/4".

Anyone else ran into this?
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 03:07:34 AM »

It should not do that. Is your line twisted? What type of line are you using?

Is your reel all original?

If you are able to post photos...post side-view photos of the spool fully retracted into the winding cup and a photo of the spool off the reel (front, back, and side). Also let us see the condition of your bail.

Is it making any unusual sounds?

Someone here will know what to do but we need to see it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 03:18:04 AM »

  I would pay attention to the bail , is it slow some times ,instead of the usually snap back ?  Dirt or start of a weak spring .
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 04:46:54 AM »

I agree with Joe. I'm also assuming that when you say 'spool release' you're referring to the red drag knob in the center of the spool face? If so, your bail is likely not fully closing. Clean it real good and make certain that the bail wire isn't bent causing it to bind. I usually run the bail dry because oil will pick up a lot of crud. Your bail should be very snappy, if not, get a fresh bail spring. These little Quicks have a good positive snap when the bail is just right.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 05:05:56 AM »

If it is wrapping line under the red drag knob I would check to make sure the knob isn't twisted away from the spool on one side. Also, allowing slack in your line could allow the line to slip under the drag knob when the spool is midway between all the way in & all the way out. All sorts of bad things can happen with spinners if there's too much slack line.   
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 12:49:48 PM »

It happens sometimes. No reason to worry, just pay more attention.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 12:54:29 PM »

If the Spool Release knob you refer to is the Drag knob you have something missing or bent to allow line to get under it .
As was suggested some pix will certainly enlighten some remedy ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 02:53:39 PM »

Anyone else ran into this?

   Yes...my 265 does this on occasion too. I have always figured it is due to using braid on a reel never designed for braid. Matter of fact, I have several other vintage spinners spooled with braid that also do this. Mono has that "spring" to it...probably keeping it from collecting on the spool release knob like "limp" braid does. I'm considering putting mono back on my 265...because it is a really annoying issue.  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2021, 11:37:26 PM »

Check the spool position and the line lay. If it dips down too low, and the line is piling-up a bit at the top, you might need to make an adjustment to raise it up.

Ok, I checked mine and moving the spool up a bit would involve adding another washer as a shim underneath the spool.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2021, 01:13:13 AM »

Sorry stepped away for a day.

It's spinning around the little spool release button.  Maybe it protrudes a bit too much?

All original, seems to be in tip top shape.

Bail looks good to me.  I'll look closer try to get pictures.

This reel has been spooled with 2lb mono (Trout Slayer Brand, on clearance for $2.50 for 330 yards!)

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