Re: Drag style, material and rating factors?
I have been using Ross Cla's for several years now and they use a Delrin drag thats teflon impregneted and is super smooth. I fish 90% salt and they are not a sealed drag but if you soak them in warm water a few times a season it cleans any salt build up out. They have been pretty much trouble free and they are very reasonably priced and American made. I purchased all of my Cla's before 3M/SA bought them out so i dont know if they have changed any. I uses the larger sizes and the drag range is easily adjusted also. I am happy with them after several years of hard usage.
I don't always fly fish but when I do I prefer salt water. Stay salty my freinds