Fathom 40NLD2 drag problem

fshrprsns

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Dec 20, 2008
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Brian
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no boat
Have a new, never used Fathom 40NLD2. Heading out to Guadalupe on the RP on Saturday, so was checking all my gear. Was planning to fish 60# on it, but it will only generate 13-14# of drag before freespool suffers and the handle becomes harder to turn. Any quick remedies or advice?
 

tunanorth

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Dec 4, 2005
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Tunanorth
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Bass Tracker 16
Have a new, never used Fathom 40NLD2. Heading out to Guadalupe on the RP on Saturday, so was checking all my gear. Was planning to fish 60# on it, but it will only generate 13-14# of drag before freespool suffers and the handle becomes harder to turn. Any quick remedies or advice?


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watersdeep

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Jan 19, 2016
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Jed Venture
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the twisted ducker
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