Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
the_mighty_kasey

Baitcasting Reel Drag

2 posts in this topic

I have a Mitchell Spidercast baitcast reel and the drag no longer holds like it used to. I know that drags are magnetically controlled and I was wondering if the magnets may have weakened. If so, can they be replaced and is it worth it? My reel is 5 years old and it works great otherwise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are no magnets in the drag. If the reel has magnets, they are for the anti-backlash system. If your drag won't tighten as much as you need it, there can be a few culprits. Number one, your line could be slipping on the spool, so make sure that the spool is actually spinning, not just the line on the spool. Next culprit is probably your drag washers. Do you loosen your drag when it's stored? If no, they compress over time and never spring back to their original thickness. They also wear out over time. I like to loosen my drags after each trip. This also helps to remind me to check my drag before I start fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Thorne Bros
      Our Annual Spring Sale is right around the corner! Only a month away!  April 21-23 at our store location in Blaine, MN!  EVERYTHING will be on sale and you can talk with industry reps and Pros, not to mention food, prizes, and fun for the whole family!  Seminars from some of the best fishing minds too!! So make sure to mark your calendars for April 21-23 and swing out to our store for our Annual Spring Sale and get ready for the open water season!!  For more info please visit us our event page on Facebook... Thorne Bros Spring Sale - CLICK HERE   Thanks and see everyone there!! 
    • Rick G
      Snuffy's Landing area on the Mississippi just North of Becker has always be good. Otherwise the Elk river hold some nice ones. 
    • eyeguy 54
      cant get your links to work @Rick   try this     http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ican/index.html
    • BringAnExtension
      My trophy would be the walleye, mainly because it is what I target but I have to admit hooking a 21" small mouth would be a fun battle.
    • Wheres_Walter
      So I saw this question posed elsewhere, and thought it was a fun one to get people talking as we wait for open water season.   Which trophy fish do you have on Vermilion?  Which do you want the most?  And why?   A- 30" Walleye B- 21" Smallie C- 40" Pike D- 50" Muskie   My goal is a 21"+ smallie.  I got a 20.5" last summer, which is 1/2" shy of Master Angler quality in Minnesota.  Why?  Because I can't get so close and not ultimately achieve the goal.  The 21" smallie on Vermilion is now my white whale.