Setting drag at full instead of strike

DennisV

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A couple of my reels ramp-up unacceptably from Strike to full drag. Consequently I set my drags where I want at full and just measure and accept what I'm getting at strike. I can push up the drag as needed during the fight.

I want to know exactly what I'm getting when I put the hammer down at the end game.

So when you set your strike drag, measure it again at full and make sure it's not more than you want.
 
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Shimano Penn

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I want to know exactly what I'm getting when I put the hammer down at the end game.

So when you set your strike drag, measure it again at full and make sure it's not more than you want.
^^^^^ What he said. I do set my drags at strike but always record the full drag setting and mark it on the reel. Most of us have way too many reels to rely on memory :rolleyes:

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