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Iceman12

Jerky/Sticky drag

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I have a brand new reel and the drag is really jerky on it. It's a JR's tackel reel so I don't think the quality is bad. I checked and it doesn't look like it has any grease on it. Is this the problem most likely?

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Have you pulled the reel apart yet? It could be something is just lodged in there. Is the spool drag jerky? I would take it back to the place you bought it from and show them what happened first, sometimes those reels are tough to re-assemble properly which would void your right to take it back.

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I ordered it online last year and the first reel had the same issue so I called and they sent me a new one. It was the same way and I didn't have time to monkey around with it then and kind of forgot about it. I have 2 of the reels. I just took the spool off and looked, later this week I am going to really look into it. The drag works it's just like it is sticky or something. It's not smooth. That's about the only way I can explain it.

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If you have had TWO of them with problems the best thing you could and should do would be to send them back and request a refund. Then go buy a brand name reel of some sort.

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