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Old 11-13-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Ross Canyon Big Game 4

Thanks for the replies. I'm just back from a four day trip steelheading. This was my first time using the reel. I bought it used but like new. The original owner said he used it only a couple of times. To look at it, I believe him.

I landed 2 nice fish in my first few hours fishing and I was remarking how nice the drag was to my buddy under a lot of pressure. Felt really good. Then a while later hooked another good fish and the drag just went into free spin. No matter how much I tightened down it made no difference. Lost the fish as he got out to much line and couldn't get him back. I realized I had got the reel wet when crossing over earlier and when wet, it has no brakes. Once it dried out it was fine again. I am dissapointed because I won't ever use it again. Its not reliable.

It's a fine reel. Just don't let it get wet.
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