Re: Braid on Penn 450 SSg
sorry i missed this.
yea, that bail will flip closed at the drop of a hat.
always was a problem for the 450/4500 and the 550/5500 series.
if that ever starts to happen to you, the fix is to bend the bail arm a bit to tweak it. it just never recovers unless ya do that. pia when the thing starts getting a mind of it's own. other than the newer models made of composite, "snapping handles or breaking right off the rod in isolated cases" it is one sturdy reel that holds it's own.