Location: San Francisco
I purchased this reel about 6 months ago as a way of learning to repair and maintain a reel. I've got two problems that I'd like to ask advice on:
1) The spool will no longer remain seated due to a bent spool metal leaf spring (see top left on picture). Someone at a tackle shop was able to force this back on, but I can't get the spool to stay seated. I'm thinking of trying to track down a replacement part, unless there are any better suggestions.
2) The bail will no longer fully close unless I do it manually. At best, the bail will just stand up straight half way between the sides of the spool. I've attached a picture of the bail kick mechanisms in case that helps.
Any advice would be appreciated. I'm enjoying trying to work on this reel, and if it is unsalvageable, it wouldn't be the end of the world for me.