Penn Slammer III 3500 Drag Question

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JIGNE

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I purchased the Penn Slammer III 3500 last year to fish off the rocks/shore while I was in Kauai.
A real nice, smooth reel but unfortunately I didn't get to use it as much as I would have liked.

My question is, even with the drag completely backed off it is still a little difficult to pull line.

Is this normal, and is it because the max drag is 30 lbs?
 
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tunanorth

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I purchased the Penn Slammer III 3500 last year to fish off the rocks/shore while I was in Kauai.
A real nice, smooth reel but unfortunately I didn't get to use it as much as I would have liked.

My question is, even with the drag completely backed off it is still a little difficult to pull line.

Is this normal, and is it because the max drag is 30 lbs?


Correct.
Unfortunately, even at the loosest setting, the drag in the Slammer III series is still a bit too tight to allow using it as a "Live-Liner" type function, and then just tightening it up once the fish bites.
 
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