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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Sage Spey reel adjustment

Has anyone cracked open the drag on the new Sage Spey reels? I’m entertaining making an adjustment. Thx
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 08:15 AM
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I have a Sage 3280, right from the off for a 7/8 sized Trout reel the drag was wayyyyy tooooo harsh, much after the 1st position on the dial it was unusable.
I contacted the UK importers who suggested I send the reel to them, but on their inspection the reel was returned to the USA for Sage to re tune the drag. Apparently its a factory job to get the drag re-set and not for the DIY enthusiast.After its return its ok, very nice drag, however it still is at the high end of shall we say drag performance.Most of the settings are completely superfluous for anything other than the most arduous salt water fishing- which the reel oddly isn't size enough for in the 1st place!.
Just had exactly the same problem with a Hardy Cascapedia too!.
Strikes me any one can make a drag stop a runaway train, but can't tune one to have a wide range of usefulness within its supposed range of use!.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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The drag knob on mine is tight to turn; the drag pressure itself seems ok and usable. What led to me to my question was when I picked one up in the store, its drag knob was much easier to turn then mine. It's a nice real, very precise; just a wide tolerance in the drag knob rotation torque. I may end up cracking it open; as things like this bother me even though they shouldn't
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