I was interested in picking up a geared inline to try out, but i'm not really interested in dropping 100 bucks on a black betty that will only get used a couple months out of the year, and I have zero confidence in anything frabill puts out, especially for 70 bucks. So then i saw the CGi for 30 bucks, and figured I'd pick one up to play around with. I am fully aware that i shouldn't have high expectations at this price point.
I opened it up, and when you reel it, there is a rubbing noise that comes and goes as you work the reel, and also sometimes during freespooling. took it apart, looked around inside, and everything looks alright, the spool is not wobbling or anything like that. So i took i back, exchanged it for another one. Open it up and this one does the same thing, looked a little closer inside the reel and i figured out that the metal tab that makes the noise for the bait clicker rubs the inside of the spool(which wobbles a little on the second reel) and causes the noise when the clicker is not engaged.
Anyone else have any experience or input? At this point i've already done 30 bucks worth of screwing around and I haven't even put line on it yet.