penn conquer reels
Has anyone ever dealt with the bail spring mechanism on these reels? I never thought I would see the day when I would have to send a reel back to the factory to get a bail fixed. These reels have me at my wits end. I have had the parts for a few days now and I will fool with them for a while until I get frustrated. If they were my reels I would convert them to a manual pickup but they belong to a fishing buddy. I actually talked my friend into buying these reels because at the time I owned one and was very impressed with it. It isn't he spring that is broken. There are two pieces that fit into the end of the coil spring that then fit into the bail hinge. These are the pieces that broke. I have a 5500 sv that the same thing happened to and I gave up on that one also and converted it to a manual pickup. I was thinking about buying a clash but am definitely rethinking that.