Abu drag upgrades

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by kscathunter, May 7, 2006.

  1. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I was looking on e-bay at drags for abus and seen at least 3 different drags smooothie, extreme smooothie, and smooth drag ss any body tried these and notice a significant difference I might think about upgrading sometime if my drag goes out or i have a couple extra bucks to blow on fishing.
     
  2. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    oh and i seen a carbontex drag too.
     

  3. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    i'm also looking into a drag for a 5500 now i have it cranked all the way down so it's got to be changed.
     
  4. kyblue49

    kyblue49 New Member

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    i have alot of problem with my factory drag washers in my 6500. i order some new ones i guess they were just like the factory ones. i havent heard of any kind of upgrades. if you try them let me know how they work
     
  5. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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  6. winston61

    winston61 New Member

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    was very pleased. I ordered the set for my 6500, just have to install them. Here's a trick I learned. When I tear down a reel for the first time I lay the pieces out in the order I remove them. I also use my digital camera to make snaps of the process so I do not have to rely on a 50 year old memory. It is not a difficult swap to make.