How To Set The Drag On Your Fishing Reel

Fly Navarro of the Fly Zone travels the world sportfishing for a living.  He and his friends share their knowledge of rigging and tackle preparation in his informative Fly Zone videos.  This video demonstrates how to set drag on your fishing reel with a hand scale to ensure you have the proper amount of drag set at strike or any system you may be using.  A Chatillon drag scale is the most commonly used tool among big game fishermen for this purpose.

how to set drag on your fishing reel with a spring scaleProper Fishing Reel drag  is crucial to consistently catch big fish.

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Known by most on the docks as “Fly,” you can pretty much expect to see Robert "Fly" Navarro at the sport's largest tournaments and hot spots. Fly began the life of a traveling deckhand in his early 20's. He took a childhood passion and turned it into a career that took him around the world working on the top offshore fishing boats. Then he leveraged his reputation as a mate to launch a magazine (In the Bite), a marketing agency (Fly Zone Fishing) and several tournaments (The Sailfish Tournament, King of the Hill, and the Gulf Cup Blue Marlin Shootout). He was also recently named the new Tournament Director for the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. In 2016 he was appointed to the National Marine Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel in DC. Fly is an open book. Catch him on Instagram – @thefly100 or @flyzonefishing, Facebook – @flynavarro or on Twitter – @flynavarro. Feel welcome to reach out and ask questions.