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    Default Drag on a bait caster

    Should you back the drag off when your done fishing
    And not going fishing for a while ?
    I hear that the brake can get stuck or freeze up.
    Any input on this ?


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    I still don't "always" do it .... but, to answer your question --- yes, you can compress the drag washers by leaving the drag set for long periods of time. Loosening the drag while in storage will help stop "jerky" drags caused by washers being compressed unevenly or compressed to a rigid condition.
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    Thanks for your input, someone told me that and I just wonder if anything to it Thanks again


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    YES !!!

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    I always let drag off on all reels not in use .

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    I heard the same thing. So these days if I remember I let off the drag on everything. Never had a problem with it till someone told me about it!

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    I've never heard about this but glad I did!! Good info!!

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