05-05-2010, 04:08 PM
Re: Reel suggestions for a Sage Z-axis rod
Sarah, you should know we all love to give a shout out to our favorite reels! But, just say no to a pawl drag. It's like drum brakes vs. disc brakes.
I prefer a silent drag when a fish is on (no sense advertising), the scream of the reel, isn't for me. Nor, can it have as subtle braking adjustments.
No offence meant to tightlines. It is an inexpensive and classic reel that's hard to wear out. I still have one.
But a state of the art rod (I think) deserves the same level of technology in the reel..
Esthetics and all..... then again, it just holds line, till you meet a big one.....
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.