ddoan
when you throw a big swimbait 3oz and above and hook onto a fish, does your drag seem wimpy?

im burning in the fish and the it doesnt want to move.














might want to switch to the revo toro.

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revrat

I haven't noticed any problem with any of mine. Reef that badboy down as far as it will go. You don't want any drag slipping with those baits. Send it in for repair if it keeps slipping.

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Samuraiti
There are also drag kits you can get to upgrade the drag. I had Alan Tani (he's in San Jose) do a couple of my reels and it boosted the drag pressure by 33% and 25%. You should just inquire on Tackle Tour.

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billythekidd44

Knowing Dom he probably has it loosened all the way instead of tightened.

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BassinBarnett
If you are using braid (which I'm guessing you are), the drag may not be your problem. When i was using braid on my reel, the entire spool would spin, but the line wouldn't come in. I thought it was the drag, but found that the spool and the line were not gripping together. I fixed my problem by unwinding all the line, retying the knot, and then winding in ten or so feet of line and taping all the wound in line down tight. After that just reel in all the rest of your line (you should put it on a spool somewhere when you take it off) and you should be fine. You have this problem if you can hold the line when its on the spool and still turn the handle, and when it slips, try and see if the spool is rotating. If the spool is rotating and the line is not you've got my problem and you won't have to buy a new drag set.
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BassinBarnett
Also, yes do check the drag.
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ddoan
i just bought the damn thing.....late march.

i use 25 maxima mono. i dont like using braid.
chipped my wakebait yesterday btw! it hurt one of my fins.....using it at night could be devastating

Fish Count 2012
1. 4.25 lber
2. 3.5 lber
3. 2 lber
4. 2 lber
5. 2 lber

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BassinBarnett
Your line still could be slipping around the spool. I would check that before you send it back or get it repaired.
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BassinBarnett
Do you have your problem fixed yet??
Let us know what happens with it.
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ddoan
nope, drag is shot. I might just take it up with the tackle store or upgrade drag.
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1. 4.25 lber
2. 3.5 lber
3. 2 lber
4. 2 lber
5. 2 lber

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crankbaitmaster
If u bought it brand new there shouldn't be a problem with it Shimano is one of the best reel company's around
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DougT
Do you loosen the drag all the way after every fishing trip? If you don't, you will ruin the drag washers. It's a simple thing but not everybody does it.

Doug
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SquidNoodler
What Doug said is very true. I always loosen my drag on all my reels after EVERY trip. A lot of people don't do it because they probably don't know about it.
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bojoring

Ah, loosen the drag. Thanks for the tip guys. I think this is something that I should start doing.

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mako

just remember to tighten the drag up before your next cast,,  

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