Originally Posted by Yellow Fever
So...i always put my main motor in gear while trolling so the prop doesn't spin as i was told leaving it in neutral wore the gears and possibly pick up line...etc.
Yes the prop could possibly pick up line.
No, spinning the prop, when in neutral, does not spin or wear the gears. When in neutral, the prop shaft is disconnected from the gears.
Many you tube videos will show this in a cutaway view if you wish to explore this further.