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Alright guys what I wanna know is why spinning reels have the switch that engages/disengages the antireverse? Does anyone use this function for anything? I'm curious cuz yesterday when I disassembled and cleaned my spinning reel I lost the spring for that switch... what a pain in the ass to find it! Got me thinking why the hell is this even here!
 

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Alright guys what I wanna know is why spinning reels have the switch that engages/disengages the antireverse? Does anyone use this function for anything? I'm curious cuz yesterday when I disassembled and cleaned my spinning reel I lost the spring for that switch... what a pain in the ass to find it! Got me thinking why the hell is this even here!
Every once in awhile verticle jigging. when suspended fish are hitting the jig on the drop, I will use it for a quicker hook set, you dont have to flip the bail shut then set the hook.
 

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I take my baitcasters apart for regular cleaning. But I do recommend a couple things :
1) have a good clean work area
2)have the reel schematic available
3)take pictures before and during disassembly (I've learned to do this with automotive repairs and has help me A LOT especially when rewiring sth)

I've taken apart revo's a lot can do it pretty easily. But this was the first time I took apart this spin reel. I found the spring after all but just made me wonder why that system is even there.....m
 

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Every once in awhile verticle jigging. when suspended fish are hitting the jig on the drop, I will use it for a quicker hook set, you dont have to flip the bail shut then set the hook.


I gotcha, so basically becomes like a free spool setting of a bait caster...perhaps I'll try that on the ice sometime.
 

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During that reassembly I was thinking just a straight up one way clutch bearing would've been fine with me. The ironic thing was I didn't even need to remove that switch for full disassembly. When I went to take off the side plate it seemed like it wasn't able to be removed. ..I removed that switch and..... it still wasn't ready to come off...lolI missed a screw on the bottom. When I went to put that spring back in it shot across the room under tension. ...
 

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Trolling

I troll a lot and use this feature to count the handle revolutions to keep track of line out. :biggrin1:
 

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I gotcha, so basically becomes like a free spool setting of a bait caster...perhaps I'll try that on the ice sometime.
Yes.. but mostly no...It would work as a bait caster if you mean that you have the ability to drop the jig smoothly ...without the loops of line bouncing off the end of the spinning reel...than yes..but you have much more control.

I've back reeled quite a bit over the years...Mostly for that unexpected fish that hits when your line is not up to the challenge. You're using 6lb test fishing for walleye and get bit by that 15lb cat...Or you're trout fishing at spinney and hit a big pike.

It allows you to give an inch..or a few feet of line to a fish that you have close to the boat..or close to shore..and to keep just the amount of tension you want to keep on the line..It's easier to keep the pressure on the fish.

The reel is still anti reverse as long as you hold the handle...and the drag will still work..but rather than the drag being set to one tension...you're able to manually apply as little or as much pressure as you choose to apply to the fish. In essence it operates as a variable drag..without having to readjust the tension on the spool...
 

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I use it all the time for lots of reasons.
 

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I've used it while ice fishing when I didnt have a flasher. I would count the handle revolutions to set how deep I was fishing. Its a good way to stay on suspended panfish if you don't have a finder with you. I couldn't ever imagine trying to backreel a fish, sounds like a birds nest waiting to happen to me!
 

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Why? and how would that happen? It is a spinning reel...I've never had a bird's nest on a spinning reel.
Go flip your switch and rip a bunch of line out and see what happens when the reel over runs on its self! I just doesn't sound like something I would want to do if I had a big fish on. JM2C
 

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Allows a spinning reel to be used on free spool without opening the bail, I use this Halibut fishing with circle hooks and live bait fishing.
 

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Go flip your switch and rip a bunch of line out and see what happens when the reel over runs on its self! I just doesn't sound like something I would want to do if I had a big fish on. JM2C
Nothing happens as long as your hand is on the reel handle...all you would do is engage the drag.
 
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