The Berkley 510
As particular as I am with reels, I thought I had found the perfect reel for my bass rod. However, the click drag and friction drag setup both had their issues in my opinion. Research and forum questions brought the same responses. Yes, it's right and left hand retrieve...sort of. And yes, the drag knobs on those reels tend to back off. There had to be a better way.....
So, with nothing to lose, I began tweaking the reel. Here is how I found to turn the Berkley 510 into a straight single action, left-hand-retrieve reel.
NOTE: This process works with all center ring reel designs.