Right now is the time to discuss proper drag tension. What I want is a flawlessly smooth drag on all my reels. I set it to about 25% of the breaking strength of the line. That is two pounds of pull on an eight pound test line, one pound of pull or less on a four pound line. The drag’s smooth release prevents any undue sudden stresses that may break a line or tear out the hook from the fish’s mouth.
Always take the time to properly adjust the drag. The sign of a quality drag is that the rod doesn’t jerk up and down as the fish takes out line.
Perigree Learning, LLC.
Copyright 2013 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2013 Perigee Learning LLC. All rights reserved.
lovetheoutdoors.com is owned and operated by Advameg, Inc. Copyright 2013 Advameg, Inc.