alan tani @ fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Newell 200/300/400Series,Penn112H&Jigmasters,&ProGear 255/251 5+1Drag - $29
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Author Topic: Newell 200/300/400Series,Penn112H&Jigmasters,&ProGear 255/251 5+1Drag - $29  (Read 97173 times)
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« Reply #210 on: April 17, 2018, 02:36:01 PM »

I mean do you just wrench down on the star and then pull the line with a scale?


I've never put my drags to a max test and now all of a sudden it interests me.


I use a Shimano spring scale secured in a vise. Don’t tighten the drag all the way. You need to warm up the drags to get a true reading. Use a lower drag setting and pull line out several times. Then tighten some more and pull before tightening all the way. You may find you dont want to tighten all the if the drag is sufficient. Be careful because things can break with it locked down.

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« Reply #211 on: May 07, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »

Be careful looking for max drag. You can make things go bad when working on the edge. I tested a max drag for one of our suppliers several months ago and the spool shaft flexed enough that the Tiburon spool carved a groove in the Tiburon frame. That was a bad experience. Alan covered the loss but lesson learned is to be cautious looking for max.

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