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  1. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    How do you know if you are setting drag properly? I have a Penn Battle 500, 10 ft tica and lined with Power Pro braid 20 lb Thanks
  2. Boating Beginners
    Hi, I basically only fish the western Long Island sound. Have an 18ft center console, will probably never go offshore fishing. I have a chance to buya penn torque 200 star drag/ versa drag international for $249 at tackle direct. The biggest fish I target are bass & blues. The reel weighs 27 oz...
  3. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I planned on using my VS this weekend in Montauk. I had not used it since last season. I loosened the drag when I put it away last winter, so I did not expect to have any problems. Unfortunately now, even when the drag knob is fully loosened, if I pull on the line the drag will automatically...
  4. Blogs
    New blog article: Penn Squall Lever Drag
  5. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I am a little confused and looking for enlightenment. HT 100 drag in Penn 704z ……. Grease lightly or stack dry (it has 2 carbon washers and one teflon along with the standard metal ones)? The info on the web in contradictory. Thanks
  6. Surfcasting Central
    I just purchased the SR 20 Twin Spin. Does any one else have one of these reels, or familiar with them? Have I made a good purchase? Seems like a quality reel. Any info would be appreciated! !
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    (Sorry this is a double post it is also in Beginners but after some thought I figured this would be a better place for it) Can I cut and fit some sort of foam or rubber gasket to the top of the Drag housing on a reel that does not have a sealed drag or will that just stress the threads on the...
  8. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    This may be a dumb question ….. but that's why its in the beginner forum. Can I cut and fit some sort of foam or rubber gasket to the top of the Drag housing on a reel that does not have a sealed drag or will that just stress the threads on the drag knob and cause damage? I know it will...
  9. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I know there have been about 1 million threads about this... But can anyone give me a quick run down on a homemade scale that you use to set drag? I figure there is someway i can do it precisely without using having someone at a store do it. Thanks, Ethan.
  10. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Okay, before everyone starts screaming at me to do a search, I've already done that and just have one question that didn't seem to be answered on any of the threads I read. This is what I know (which ain't much): generally you set the drag to about 1/4 the breaking strength of the line (maybe...
  11. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    hey just wondering if anyopne could tell me the proper way to set a drag
  12. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Hi Guys, I really need some sound advice on this one. My father-in-law gave me one of his old boat poles years ago and it had a Penn140 Squidder on it. I've enjoyed fishing with the pole even though it was pretty beat up. With no fish in the surf at this time i was looking for a project and...
  13. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    any insight or help to change drag washers from my new Saltist 30H reel to Carbontex washers washers are currently being mailed along with Cals grease current drag on reel is light
  14. Buy - Sell - Trade
    Looking for a Penn 975 Star drag to buy please email: madawg19 @ thanks Bryan
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  16. Massachusetts
    I don't use eels that much. But last night I did. And all I can say is that I don't know why I don't use 'em more often.icn___clap.gif
  17. The Striper Forum
    i have a 150 for a couple years. just got a 250 the drag seems a lot stronger is that normal ? thanks
  18. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Hey everyone,... Just picked up a real nice Tica 7' trolling rod pretty cheap. Its absolutley gorgeous and made VERY well. I was thinking of throwin a 975 ld on it..... I know most of you probably prefer fishing lighter tackle to "feel" more but Ive always prefered to be a bit overkill...
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