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Old 05-07-2011, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Reel Drag Type Question

Honestly, I believe that this may get over worked at times. Certainly start up inertia exists but with so many other factors such as current, amount of line out, depth of the fish, etc. It's really hard to label one modern reel a better choice over another. I use several Abel disc drag reels for trout and if i back off the drag I can get it soft enough to overrun if really ripped on. A couple clicks higher and the drag is soft enough for a 6 or 7X tippet but it will not over run. On my Abel TR it didn't seem to matter what the internal adjustment was set at, the tension felt the same, the reel just got slightly noisier. FWIW there seemed to be less inertia on the big game Abel versus the click Abel. But I doubt that this amount of difference would be a deal breaker- or tippet breaker....
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