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Old 03-08-2011, 11:33 PM
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Default Re: Click and Pawl

As Dennis mentioned "Press your palm against the spool rim to slow a running fish".

If I may add to what Dennis said.....start with light pressure from your palm just below the reel, over time you'll get a feeling as to where your drag should be set and just how much pressure you need to apply. Heavy tippet = more drag, light tippet = less drag.
And one more thing....watch your knuckles and avoid contact with the reel handle when you have a hot fish running, along with bruised knuckles, it can cost you the fish.
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