Re: My first Abel question
The spool should be in contact with the drag plate at all times, whether the drag setting is light or heavy. Thus, the drag plate turns with the spool when taking in line, whereby the pawls on the perimeter if the drag plate strike the notches and deliver the "in" click. When you have the drag completely backed off or deliberately pull the spool away from the frame, the spool no longer contacts and turns the drag plate against the pawls. In this case, you may hear the pin in the spool clicking against the inboard detents on the face of the drag plate (which is the normal "out" click). I suspect nothing is wrong with the product, rather you're just asking the reel to do something that isn't correct in normal operation.