Hi, can anyone help me to release a stuck rear drag spool, that i am having some difficulty with, getting it off the reel. Would it be possible to undo something at the front of the spool.
Try backing off the rear drag completely and re attempt to remove the spool via the centre button.
Failing that, the spool can be disassembled from the front via a front captive screw ring.....You should see some annular cut outs that can be tapped Anti clockwise which will remove the assembly....You may not have to completely remove this just try unscrewing said annular ring half a turn and retighten slightly which should remove enough pressure to remove the spool from the shaft... Obviously retighten ring properly when done, but don't over tighten it.
If you have to remove this ring completely, please take note of the order of parts (washers spring etc) for re assembly. Good luck....
Chances are that the front end of the spool can be removed with a bit of pressure and an anti-clockwise twist with the heel/palm of your hand. f you are a regular spool swapper, a fidgeter, or if the button has jumped from its proper position, it may not be opening the retaining spring enough to detach the spool.