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Spinning reels with dual drags
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:45:04 AM »

When i was looking for spinning reel, it comes in front/rear drag and dual drags. Whatís the difference between them? Are they used for any specific species/baits? :-\
Alright so i mainly use top waters, spoons and sometimes hooks with bait. Which one should i buy?
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 05:44:41 AM »

As far as I know itís a preference thing. I could be wrong there may be an actual reason for it.
Iíve always preferred the top drag. Itís just what I got used to growing up.

Good question though, never thought to ask it myself lol.


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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 07:00:01 AM »

Some folks like the rear drag, drag on the back of the reel body, I don't, I find it easier to turn the knob on the spool(front drag).
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:27:32 AM »

Man I haven't been in this conversation in a long time, great topic, BTW.

I personally prefer front drag, and believe that a long time ago there was a mechanical advantage of front over rear drag, but don't remember what it was, although I think it had something to the size of the drag washers and heat.

Most dual drag models I know of are bait runner reels.  There is a "free spool" mode which has a drag on the back to control that, and a "fighting" mode which has the drag on the front. 

Bait runner reels are used when you are targeting species that like to eat the bait on the run, or need little or no resistance feel for a bit before you set the hook.  They are used a lot in still fishing like catfish or carp, and saltwater species.  They are used like round reels with bait clickers in free spool are.
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 10:44:15 AM »

I like the front drag better myself also.
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »

I personally prefer front drag, and believe that a long time ago there was a mechanical advantage of front over rear drag, but don't remember what it was, although I think it had something to the size of the drag washers and heat.

^^^ This is what I have been told also. Larger surface area of the drag washers on front drag reels dissipates the heat better reducing the chances of failure.

I have both types btw, but I prefer the front drag style personally.
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 08:50:33 PM »

As far as I know itís a preference thing. I could be wrong there may be an actual reason for it.
Iíve always preferred the top drag. Itís just what I got used to growing up.

Good question though, never thought to ask it myself lol.


 lo Happened to watch an article talking about that. But i'm not quiet understand, was wondering someone in UB may know about it.
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 08:52:41 PM »

Some folks like the rear drag, drag on the back of the reel body, I don't, I find it easier to turn the knob on the spool(front drag).
Rodney

Someone just said that the rear drag is used for live line bait.
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Re: Spinning reels with dual drags
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 06:06:32 AM »

lo Happened to watch an article talking about that. But i'm not quiet understand, was wondering someone in UB may know about it.

A lot has to do with what we were taught with and are used to. That being said as Jim said the drag washers are larger on the front drag reels than on the rear drag reels, it should give you a smoother drag and the larger discs should get rid of heat easier. The fly in the ointment is are the discs lubed or not.
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