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Old 05-06-2011, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Reel Drag Type Question

Jamie,
Today's disk drag systems have come a long way since its inception. In newer technology reels, start up inertia is so reduced, that tippet protection is increased. Older cork drag reels can have higher start up inertia. I don't like to say anything negative about gear (especially my favorite reel brand), but I dislike the cork drag disk system on lighter weight Abels. The cork is so sticky, that it has high start up inertia. That is why I use Abel TR and Creek click and pawl reels for my three, four, and five weight rods. For six and up, I'm fine with the Abel cork drags.

Just another thought. If one is fishing fine tippets, a moderate to full flexing rod can absorb more shock for better tippet protection.

Dennis
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