Shimano New curado ej seems to have drag issues.

EVOL805

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Nov 3, 2013
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Ryan
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22 farallon/16' hydra sports cc
I just purchased a new curado ej, I've only fished it 2 times and maybe caught 4 calicos and a few small bones with it. When I went to use it last Saturday the drag seems to be very light even when I have it at full drag. Has anyone had this problem? Hopefully its a quick fix and I won't have to send it in.
 
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FishShimano

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Nov 20, 2015
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Kurt Mazurek
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Ryan- That's interesting. I haven't heard of that being a common problem with that reel. Luke makes an interesting point that braid can slip under pressure if you don't have it secured to the spool properly. It would tend to feel like the drag is slipping. But if you used it a couple times and it was okay, then without changing line it just started happening, it may be something else. I would suggest you double check the line thing and if you're confident that's not the problem, then get a hold of Customer Service and we'll get you taken care of. 877-577-0600 Thanks.
 
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hucklongfin

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The line is probably slipping on the spool. You should put some tape (electrical or finger tape) on the spool first to give the spectra something to grip.
 
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johndtuttle

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    Yay! :D
     
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