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Old 02-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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Default Levelwind reel blowout...myth or fact?

I have never seen a levelwind mechanism blow out nor experienced one. My specific reels are Penn 320 and 330 GTi's.

Yet it seems without fail that every discussion of levelwind reels includes at least one post admonishing one and all of the inevitable "blowout" of the levelwind mechanism. I can see how an improperly cared for reel, ie., corroded, filthy, and un-lubed, might jam during a high speed run, and cause a break-off. But I'm not talking about that reel, I'm talking about the opposite of that reel, the well cared for, clean and lubed reel.

Anyone have any 'reel life' experiences with levelwind failures?
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