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FishersWife 01-11-2010 12:10 AM

Mechanical or Manual Drag?
 
Do you like to control the drag and tension on your line by hand, or do you have a mechanism built into your reel that takes care of the job for you?

papabear 01-11-2010 01:25 AM

I do it manually at the moment. I think it's better to learn the ropes first before I hand it over to a mechanical tool.

LoveToFish 01-13-2010 05:47 PM

Although I've seen the mechanical reels, I still use my hand and provide the drag manually. Just never really thought about switching over because I really like my reel.

CastingOut 01-14-2010 05:18 PM

I have a manual drag, too...my hand. LOL The reason I like is that I don't have to play around with anything when adjusting the drag. I simply apply as much or as little pressure as needed and that's it.

Greylinglover 01-17-2010 06:00 AM

I would rather do it myself. I know how the stream is running and how the weather looks. I know how I like to have the line handled so I just do it by hand.


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