Can you set the drag on this reel?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by WaltonsMountain, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    I can't figure out how to set the drag poundage on my reel. I picked an old Shakespeare Combo 700 spin cast reel on eBay last week. On alot of modern spin cast reels there is usually a dial on the top which can set the drag but there doesn't seem to be one on this... can anyone help me out? :confused2:
     

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  2. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Ryan; It's right in front of the spool.:wink:
     

  3. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    Sorry I must be slow....can you be more specific? I'm just not seeing anything....
     
  4. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    On the front of the spool, there should be a knob, turning that knob increases/decreases the drag. Imagine you need to remove the spool of that reel, that knob that you would twist to remove it works the drag.
     

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  5. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    Thanks! I was thinking that was just to remove it...didn't know it set the drag as well. lol :embarassed:

    One last question.... clockwise to tighten the drag, counter to loosen?
     
  6. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    clockwise to tighten
    counter clockwise to loosen
     
  7. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    Thanks.... while on the subject...if I wanted to use a fishing scale to set the drag poundage does it matter if I use a digital or mechanical? I was thinking of getting a berkley tec 100