I have a Shimano Spirex 2000FD spinning reel that I purchased back in 2002. I have always taking care of it, let the drag loose when I stored it, and used it but a few times a year up until this past year when I started fishing quite frequnetly. A few weeks back it started making some slight grinding noise, so I opened it up and started checking it out. Inside the bail I found all types of pit/gouge marks in the metal that had never been there before. Any idea what might have caused this? I cleaned up the reel, re-lubed/greased it, and put on new line. I had it out yesterday on Kent Lake and it sounds the same, as well as doesn't act like it use to. I am not sure of what to do with it. Part of me wants to find a repair place and have them look at it, but part of me is wondering if it is time to replace it. If anyone knows of a good reel repair place, please let me know. I am also welcome to any imput as to whether or not I should replace it, and reconmondations of what to buy. Thanks.