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I can’t open my Zebco 33kl Ckj3 fishing reel so I can change the line. Any help would be appreciated!
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Carefully lube and let set overnight then try to open it .If that doesn’t work take it to a reel repair shop. some of them will do it for free

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20 pound line is too bulky for a Zebco 33. Today, all we use is 12 pound line in the bays. You can catch all sorts of big fish with it, when not around structure.
Monofilament fishing line.

The popular choice. A decent monofilament line (mono for short) works well for most anglers and many Zebco reels come pre-spooled with our own CajunĀ® brand mono line.

Zebco 33 Spincast Fishing Reel, Quickset Anti-Reverse with Bite Alert, Smooth Dial-Adjustable Drag, Powerful All-Metal Gears with a Lightweight Graphite Frame.
Zebco 33 Spincast Reel and 2-Piece Fishing Rod Combo, 5-Foot 6-Inch Durable Fiberglass Rod, Quickset Anti-Reverse Fishing Reel with Bite Alert.
The general rule for most reel manufactures is 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch from the edge of the spool. You want to put enough line on the reel so that it casts well, but you still want to be able to see about 1/16 or a little more of an inch of the spool when it`s fool.
So what is the ideal amount? There needs to be some gap between the edge of your spool and the outer layer of your line. The normal recommendation is 1/8 inch gap and this does work in most cases.
Line Strength

It should roughly match the weight of the species you are fishing for (e.g. use line in the 30-pound test for tuna in the 30-pound range). A typical line to cast for trout would be 4-pound test. Consider braided line of 30-pound test or more if you go after large game fish.

Wrap the end of the fishing line over the spool, which is the indentation in the middle of the reel. Bring the end of the line back towards you and tie the line together in an arbor knot. An arbor knot is done by first tying an overhand knot. Tie a second overhand knot at the free end of the line.

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Cannot open Shakespeare Synergy Steele 2001s fishing reel
ANSWER : Alright man……i had the same problem. it just takes a little bit of elbow grease, bot it does twist open, it’s just harder than hell to get it to twist off. I took a towel and laid it over the reel, and lightly tapped on it with a hammer to loosen it up a bit.

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Ladyfish fishing pole by shakespeare
ANSWER : Try switching sides of the handle by holding the bell and reeling then screw it in on the other side of the real by just reeling in.
If that doesn’t work then take all the line out and reel in some new line the opposite way.

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I have the penn Senator 15L and lately the reel when over 200 yards of Line goes out then I start to reel it in the reel starts to Slip and no line can be reeled in? Do you have a solution? Thanks
ANSWER : The weight of that much line is caausing the drag to slip. you need to tighten the drag up some more. hope this helps

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Need a Popeil Pocket fisherman manual
ANSWER : For the original pocket fisherman. I believe the design has not changed. Once you do it the first time it is actually quite easy.Two things to note. Read this whole thing first.1) the location of the bail spring (Keeps the metal bail cover up so line does not get stuck when casting.Note: This is important cause the metal bail cover must rise enough so that the line casts smoothly. (A complaint about this product. But when calibrated correctly it is quite good for what it is)2) The little **** that the crank gear plastic housing will fit into (Must be on top when you put the whole bail back in. The crank shaft lip fits into that ****.You’ll get it when you see it.Remove the panel screws (2) as you did. Pop out the crank shaft (copper). **** is in top when replacing. (remember that). Remove the bail. On the top of the bail there is a screw. ( becareful and remember how the little metal bail spring in situated here. Turn upside down with metal bail cover in your palm as it conects to the bail spring). Pull off metal bail cover. The plastic line holder actually comes apart and holds a lot more line than you think. Replace line. Feed the line back up the rod. Assemble the opposite.

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Penn Spin Reel will not lock after casting
ANSWER : On the front of the spool there is a device to turn to set the drag. Torn it tighter and tighten it until slightly below the breaking point of your fishing line. It isn’t a critical adjustment, it just keeps your line from breaking while trying to land a fish.

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How to thread a Shakespeare fishing rod and reel
ANSWER : Feed the line down through the eyelets on your pole ,now open the bail on your reel tie the line on the spool,and start reeling(keep tension on the line,prevents line from tangling) when i resting mine I only go about two thirds on my spool.

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Shakespeare 2660 coarse fishing reel,cant remove spool cover
ANSWER : According to the intructions and I quote “Take off the cowling that covers the spool, twist off the pick up mechanism clockwise and a half turn anti clockwise will remove the spool”

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