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Has anyone got any experience of servicing the drag on a rear drag reel please?

I have a few reels where the drag has become rather 'jerky' and not at all smooth and with so much time on my hands wondering if it was possible to service the drag? (Shakespeare Mach 3 by the way)

I've searched online but can't find any instructions that are relevant so any advice/help gladly accepted.

Thanks in advance

John

 

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Your best bet is to use a camera and take pictures as you take it apart .

Theres precious little information on modern reels some dont even have a schematic on the box any more


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I have serviced the rear drags on my ABU Cardinals 54 & 55 for years and they are not difficult but I did have the diagrams at first. Your reel diagram should be  available online somewhere, try Google or Jim's reels.  You may wish to upgrade the drag washers for Carbontex  as they are smoother.      

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All

curious - Do they even make a rear drag any  longer ?

Phone

 

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Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, Phone said:

All

curious - Do they even make a rear drag any  longer ?

Phone

 

Yes they do Phone, and they don’t cause the spool to drop off when you’ve unscrewed the drag a little too far like some of the front drag models do, especially on the cheaper models 🙂

I like using front drags when I’m using lighter lines because I think they’re a bit more sensitive, but I prefer having a rear drag when I’m often consistently changing the drag setting (out of choice) when I’m playing a particularly heavy and hard fighting fish around snags, but that’s just a personal choice of mine.

Keith

Edited by BoldBear

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BoldBear,

Thanks, - - does a new rear drag reel go by the same name? (Shakespeare Mach 3). I too use the drag as a tool.  Because of our differences in venue circumstances I have used "spincast" reels for years. 75 meters of line is a LOT over here. A long cast is maybe 30 meters

Phone

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