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patio87 10-05-2007 09:10 PM

Fly reel drag systems
What are the different drag systems for reels? What makes them better than others? How does a drag system break?

Frank Whiton 10-06-2007 10:07 AM

Re: Fly reel drag systems
Hi patio87,

There are three basic types of brakes use in fly reels.

1. A pawl and gear drag.

2. A caliber drag.

3. A disc drag.

There are some variations on these drags and there is also a fluid drag that is used on some Cortland reels. But these three types of drags are on the majority of reels. Here is an Article by Zack Matthews that tells you all about drags. Read the article and then let us know if you have any specific questions.


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