Last night I was fiddling with my little Hardy Flyweight reel. I noticed that the handle was at an odd angle. A closer look revealed that the spool is bent and there us a small gap between the frame and the spool. Good news is that the frame is ok. I suppose that I can still fish it, with a 2 wt line, there is not much chance of a big fish taking off and bending it further. Leader will protect me. However, I alwasys seem to hook fish way too big for my gear. HAHAHAHAHA. I have NO IDEA how I could have bent the spool. It looks to be pretty tough. I can buy a new spool and be back in the game, but this one is still useable.