Reel Question...

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Feather Mucker, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Feather Mucker

    Feather Mucker

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    I primarily use open-face spinning reels. On these types you can adjust the drag down to the point where you cannot pull line out. I understand you would not want to do that. I recently bought a baitcaster and the drag cannot be tightened down enough to stop the line... in fact it doesn't really seem to put a great deal of "drag" on the spool at all. What am I missing? Are you supposed to set hooks with your thumb on the spool and use your thumb to adjust drag?
     
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    What make/model reel is it?
     

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    Something isn't right.
     
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    I will get the make/model tonight. It is a BPS Pro Qualifier I believe. Dual brake system, star drag... I took it to the local Cabela's and the gentleman told me that bc drags don't work the same way as they do on spinning reels. My old Lews bc however, would lock down on the drag.
     
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    You should be able to lock it down. The BPS Pro Qualifier is built at the same factory as the Lews reels, the Doyo factory in Korea or China depending on price point. I'd return it and exchange it for another or something else.