Originally Posted by moucheur2003
Didn't look that way to me on the one I was playing with. There are several positions to which you can pre-set the "square" for different levels of tension, but it looked as though once you set it, it's stuck there until you pull the spool off and change it again. Basically, the click check provides a certain level of tension, and if you need more drag you use the palming rim. (Which is all you really need for trout. Heck, Lee Wulff even used to catch 20-lb salmon that way.)
Quite correct, same idea as the Abel Creek, personally I wish they had just left the old BBS as it was.