Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by EricM, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. EricM

    EricM Active Member

    Harrison TN
    Eric Maurer
    I have a slightly cheaper Tidewater with 130 lb line - I got it for it's line capacity. My only complaint, and it's a big one, is that the drag on mine is rather poor (at least at the tensions I use on this massive line) and is not smooth, it releases line with stops and starts and unless it's just because of the amount of tension I have on the drag, I'd be afraid to use 20 lb on it. I've started buying higher quality reels just for the extremely smooth drags.
    Good fishing!
  2. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

    Yellow Spr
    I have 2 of them and not had a problme one out of either of them..Caught flatheads up to 50 pounds on them, The only thing that happened to mine is i set the anchor down and it clipped my drag and broke one of the stars off my drag so instead of being a 5 star drag, it is now a 4 star drag..But no problem as far as performance goes..I like them and would buy another one

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Montgomery, Alabama
    Good deal, I hope they hold up for ya.