Halibut/lingcod reel

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Randy waugh, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    One big thing to remember is to back the lever drag completely off before doing a drag adjustment. I made that mistake and it cost me but has been bullet proof after that
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  2. cj6530

    cj6530 Member

    Also remember to fish it within it's drag capabilities (around 12lb). If you set the drag any higher the handle will start to bind crushing the pinion bearing.
  3. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh New Member

    do you guys store the reel with the drag off right?
  4. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh New Member

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  5. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    Very nice looking reel. Omg made in USA still on the label. Nice to see all the reel builders haven't bailed on North American based manufacturing.
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  6. Rob H

    Rob H Member

    It is best to store your reel with the drag backed off mostly. I leave the clicker engaged so that I can hear when/if line is going out when handling/transporting the rod and reel. I have had the same reel for more than 5 years and love it for jigging both halibut and lings. It will easily handle 2 lb on a spreader bar if required as well, but mine is used mostly for jigging.

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  7. cj6530

    cj6530 Member

    I store mine completely backed off with the clicker on. Keep the drag on though during the end day fresh water hose down....then back them off. I tie a down rigger ball at the end of my line to set my drags at the correct drag setting.
  8. oilslick

    oilslick Member

    Your going to love that reel, congrats

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