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


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Posted by ray hafsten on 2013-08-29 07:13:24 in reply to Re: How to determine max drag of fly reel (and surging drag) posted by Earl on 2013-08-29 01:19:36

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Either I do not understand or their drag numbers to fish are wrong:
Drag Strength
"When you’re trying to stop a bull redfish, 3-4lbs of drag isn’t going to cut it. Ideally, you’ll want enough drag to match your tippet size, less a few pounds of water drag (the force of the water on the line). For bonefish, that means at least 8lbs. Baby tarpon or big stripers – 10-12lbs."

If they are asserting 8 lb of fixed reel drag for bonefish with 10-16 tippet or same for reds...or 10-12 lbs fixed reel drag for baby tarpon with 12-20 lbs tippet they are not going to catch many fish either the weakest link breaks when fish runs or or the typical fly hook opens. For Stripped Marlin on conventionals I set strike at 12-13 static full spool straight pull with 50 Braid and 18-20 at max


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