sorry to bug u but u seem to be someone who could give me a pretty easy answer dude to your knowledge of reels. yesterday while fishing i had a problem with my drag , it seemed that with line out there was no drag pressure whatsoever , i tried adjusting it and still nothing , then i reeled in line and adgusted the drag , casted out and same problem , i understand that the less line on the spool then the less drag but this didnt seem right. its a avet mxl 5 to 1.
first guess, i think that the preset knob is loose. what i've done in a pinch is to take a pair of scissors and cut a thin strip of beer can to make a shim to tighten up the threads so that the preset knob does not slip. otherwise, call avet at (818)576-9895 and ask for a new preset knob. it's part # MXL5.8-049. i think the threads are loose. let me know if this does not work. thanks! alan