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Author Topic: Carbon drag in a spinning reel  (Read 128 times)

The Rooster

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Carbon drag in a spinning reel
« on: April 21, 2019, 03:06:46 PM »

Has anyone ever swapped the oiled felt washers in a spinning reel for carbon drag washers and increased the drag performance? I've lately been interested in trying this so I can use a smaller reel without giving up too much performance. I already use a smaller reel than a lot of guys. Currently a Pflueger Trion 30 size but I want to try a 25 size out.
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Re: Carbon drag in a spinning reel
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 03:52:10 PM »

Penn has carbon drag kits as upgrades for many of it's older reels.  Their brand name is HT100.  I have a couple older Penns that I upgraded and have replaced the drag.  I think that it is a great improvement, although both drags worked well, Ht100 does seem to work better IMO.
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Re: Carbon drag in a spinning reel
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 05:48:08 PM »

Quality carbon drags would be an excellent improvement, Mike or Matt can tell you brands to look for.
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Re: Carbon drag in a spinning reel
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 06:38:31 PM »

I guess there's no such thing as just getting some normally made for a baitcaster close in size and trimming to fit? Maybe just a sheet of the stuff and make your own? I sort of figured I won't find any to fit a reel like the one I mentioned.
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