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Old 09-13-2011, 10:48 PM
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Default Click Pawl Reel for 6 weight?

A friend of mine just gave me a redington drift 5/6 reel. This is a nice machined click pawl style reel but im not sure if a click pawl would be ok for a 6 weight. Any ideas?
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Default Re: Click Pawl Reel for 6 weight?

All depends on what you use the 6 for, is the reel an exposed rim? If yes then you have a drag already.............
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I use that 6 for smallies and trout in wind and big rivers. It does have a rim as well. Guess it should be ok!
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Default Re: Click Pawl Reel for 6 weight?

Sounds like a winner to me, I've landed a lot of salmon using a Battenkill 3/4 clicker and could do it because of the rim. They were silvers not kings, I prefer a drag for them but when you run into them while fishing trout you do what you do.
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The combination of you palming the rim, what little drag the reel can produce, the leverage you can put on fish with the rod, and your confidence in your rig will determine whether the system should work for you.

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Why not? I've caught multiple redfish and black drum on my Ross Colorado-

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Not a click/ pawl, but I used a Medalist in the salt 18 years before I broke down and got my first disk drag. And that was only because I was tired of the constant maintenance. The lack of a machine drag didn't bother me one bit.
Disk drags are overrated in my book and in most cases not needed. It's a shame there's not more click/pawls on the market.
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Default Re: Click Pawl Reel for 6 weight?

I actually prefer a very light drag, along with a palming rim. I enjoy fishing with both click pawls, and disk drags. Several of the reels I choose to fish with are also vintage click pawls that don't even have a palming rim. It all adds to the excitement in the battle of landing a fish.

I'd just tryout the reel you have, and see how much you like it. I found this picture on the web and it looks like a serviceable reel, I'd fish it!

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Not a click/ pawl, but I used a Medalist in the salt 18 years before I broke down and got my first disk drag. And that was only because I was tired of the constant maintenance. The lack of a machine drag didn't bother me one bit.
Disk drags are overrated in my book and in most cases not needed. It's a shame there's not more click/pawls on the market.
I'm sure you'll grumble at the price, but I was quite pleased to see these new click reels come out-

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I'm sure you'll grumble at the price............
I've read that Scientific Anglers is discontinuing the System One.
I've long thought that they were one of the best reels for the money on the market,
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