Brand new Okuma Cavalla 5II drag issues

Okuma

CPR

Newbie
Aug 3, 2006
18
13
46
Sacramento
Name
Mike
Boat
Jetcraft
I just unboxed a Cavala 5II. Seems like a great reel but when I thumbed the spool and turned the handle the friction was inconsistent and a little grabby. It also produced noise. In my opinion it seems they forgot to apply drag grease. Has anyone had this same problem?
 
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kimbo

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Jun 24, 2008
2,739
520
orange county
Name
Batman
Boat
21' cabo
Pretty sure that's normal. Spool it up and pull line with it and see if it feels grabby. Bet it'll feel smooth.
 
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