I've always fished the Symetre 2500's for salmon/steelhead they've never let me down. A few years ago some unscrupulous individual decided to relieve me of 6 of them along with their respective rods... so I was forced to replace my set of 2500 FJ with the new at the time FL series.
Shimano changed the the bail assembly from a single piece metal to multiple pieces including plastic.
The plastic has a tendency to catch the line before it lands in the line roller. I've scored the plastic on a few of the reels and now it's a major hazard to line wear and losing fish.
Any ideas on how to replace the whole bail with a metal one? fix the plastic? I'm short of $600 for a new set of reels so I'd prefer to repair versus replace.
Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated.