Re: How to determine max drag of fly reel (and surging drag)


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Posted by ray hafsten on 2013-08-28 09:52:44 in reply to How to determine max drag of fly reel (and surging drag) posted by Steve P. on 2013-08-27 12:48:33

SP:
Do you know what your max settings yielded ..as in max drag on the your and the Super 12 reels...5-12 lb.?? and what was the weakest link test/lb on the GT rigs 16, 20, 30 lb.??
Taken at straight pull full spool with flyline; then try at backing to see how much of an increase. I set my Super 9 and 4N and Super 12 static 2-3 lb full/flyline spool for 16-25 tippets. The Abel/Tibors cork ramp up slowly(compared to sealed composite/carbon rulon etc) and are difficult to replicate drag increases during the fight so I just use my palm...also pulling line off the reel with 5-6 lbs drag is a pain btw I still use neatsfoot on my Abels but then I just use them for FLA flats.


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