alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial ADD sealed drag to spinning reel
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« on: March 16, 2018, 08:50:07 AM »

How can i add a sealed drag to a spinning reel - i was in china recently and found a really really nice bait runner type reel - it has a full aluminum body and stainless gears - i looked inside and even th bearings are quality - the only problem is it does not have a sealed drag.

can i add a sealed drag? maybe use an orange i was thinking?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 08:58:46 PM »

why bother, unless the secondary baitrunner drag is also sealed...  the "weakest link" would determine frequency of maintanance & functional limitations
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 09:28:51 PM »

true - but a huge cause of failure in all spinning reels is drag malfunction caused by a wet front drag while fighting a fish - although carbon drags are much better even wet
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 11:17:23 PM »

really?  always thought it was abrasion from corroded metal discs & salt crystals, from allowing S/W to remain in the reel.  in F/W, my unsealed reels get dunked often enough w/ no ill effects -- merely wet is no problem, as long as there's no sand, dirt, or nasty solutes
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 06:55:38 AM »

Greasing CF seals it.
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