I bought one today and its a nice reel. The only question I have for anyone that has one, when you spin the handle does it spin pretty freely. When I spin mine handle I get about 2 rotations. It almost sounds like where the ends of the spool sit in the frame are rubbing a little and slowing it down. I took of the the side of the reel and removed the spool and put hot sauce on the metal moving parts and it still is the same. Anyone have the same thing going on? I fig. it might wear down just enough after some use and spin like all my other reels. Even my bass pro one I got for $29.00 spins freely. I havent casted the diawa yet, as long as it cast nice thats all I really care about.