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    Default Daiwa 1657 autobail issue.

    I recently got a used(cheap) autobail Daiwa,the problem is the Autobail system is not working(probably the reason it was cheap).The auto bail has to be flicked hard to open and when I engage the bail arm with the handle the bail only shuts half way.Anyone got any experience of these reels?I checked the spring and it appears fine.

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    Default Re: Daiwa 1657 autobail issue.

    IIRC there is an internal part that wears causing the closure problem. I found that, even brand spanking new, there's a certain knack to getting the bail to turn over automatically when winding. You are far better off turning the bail over by hand.

    This, the horrible wobble, rubbish drag, plasticky construction, dismal line lay and stupidly narrow spools have pretty much put me off Daiwa reels for life. The folding handle is good though, as is the finger dab mechanism, as long as it works properly. Shame that the stem is too short for me to hold the reel (on a rod) as I prefer to without the rotor rapping my knuckles.

    I still have mine as I'm not prepared to sell on something that I believe is unuseable, even when working properly. Complete junk and it staggers me that anyone buys them and that they've been in the Daiwa catalogue for getting on for thirty years.

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    Default Re: Daiwa 1657 autobail issue.

    Sorted it,turns out the tang for the main spring wasnt in its slot,once I popped it back in all was well.A reel limited in its application but one I intend on using for trotting close in.Its crazy that the things sell for upward of £80 new.

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