Fly Fishing Equipment : Setting the Drag in Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Equipment : Setting the Drag in Fly Fishing


Ok, there’s a few things about the reel you
need to know. One is the drag. Usually you want to set this drag just tight enough so
that when you grab the line and give it a nice jerk, you don’t get a backlash. You set
it too much tighter than that and you have the problem of breaking the fish off. The
fish has to pull hard enough to pull that line off the reel. If you set it too loose,
then you have the opposite problem where the fish grabs your line and takes off and you
get a backlash and now you’ve got a knotted up mess in your line, which is not good. So,
that’s basically what you want to do with the reel drag is just set it tight enough
that you can give it a good tug without having a backlash.

local_offerevent_note August 29, 2019

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