I am not sure what I am experiencing is a line or reel problem. I am using a Cardinal C404 reel (cheap) and stren original 8lb. line. What I am experiencing when retrieving a lure is a slight resistance while reeling the lure in. I hear a "tink, tink, tink" noise while I am reeling in. I have looked at the rod guides, changed line twice but have not changed the reel. The rod is a loomis and it is new so I know that isn't the issue. There is a slight resistance and noise that I am hearing and feeling. I hope I have made myself clear.