Rod FAQ's

  • Where and how can I get my Shimano rod repaired?
  • What is rod "Action"?
  • What is rod "Taper"?

Reels - FAQ's Spinning Reels

  • Line twist
  • Bail will not close correctly
  • No drag pressure
  • Gears feel rough under pressure.
  • The handle spins backwards on hookset.
  • Line does not stack correctly on.
  • Drag is not smooth.

Reels - FAQ's Baitcasting - Low Profile/Round Reels

  • Reel makes noise when casting.
  • Reel does not cast as far as it used to.
  • Drag is not smooth (jerky).
  • Gears are rough under pressure.
  • Reel does not have any drag pressure.
  • Line guide on level wind does not work.
  • Reel backlashes on casts.
  • Handle spins backwards on hookset.
  • How do I use the VBS (Variable Break System) feature of my Shimano Baitcasting reel?

Service & Maintenance FAQ's

  • The line on my Baitcasting reel loads one side of the spool. Is there something wrong with the reel?
  • How do I set my drag for the pound test line I'm using?
  • Why are there more than one color of break weights for my Baitcasting VBS system?
  • How do I put line on my Shimano spinning or baitcasting reel?
  • My braided line is slipping on my spool during the retrieve, what can I do to minimise this issue?