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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have noticed in many posts that here are many Hardy Marquis reel owners and perhaps also few users. I own currently Salmon 3 reel, which has a good line capacity and a mighty sound.

When the reel was bought, the click check mechanism was set-up for right hand retrieve, and only one pawl was enabled form the two available. I just few days ago had a great idea to test the reel with both spring pawls set-up simultaneously to right hand retrieve position. And what happened? The check mechanism works in my mind now better than before, as the pawls do not clink at the same time, but only one at the time, resulting in a "smoother" action (smooth may not be the right word when Marquis is concerned, but you know what I mean). Also the sound is even better than before, as instead of click, click, click it is now click-clak, click-clack, etc. As the pawls work one at the time, the "breaking force" is not increased, but rather distributed more evenly.

If I have discovered the wheel again here (which most likely is the case) please do not let me know. Otherwise any comments would be nice, if someone has a practical experiance about this, as I have only tested it at home, with rod and a line, attached into a door knob.

Kireitä siimoja, Lohi

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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"braking force" that is, not to cause breaking of the tippet...

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lohi.
 
I engage both pawls on all my steelhead CFO and Hardy reels.  The braking force of each individual click is the same, as you note.  However, the fish is now fighing twice as many clicks.  Your drag is now accordingly "stronger" from the perspective of a fish taking line off the reel. 
 
my 2 cents (or the Finnish equivalent)

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2002, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Loco alto,

They used to be called Penni, but now, as we have changed to euro, they are sentti (cent), almost as yours, 1 euro being about 0.9 USD.

As for the braking force, I meant that the peak force, which actually is fatal to the tippet, does not increase, but just as you say, the average force level increases, so in order to get a certain amount of line out, the fish has to do more work. Starts to sound like physics now...

Btw, I wonder why Hardy does engage only one pawl as a factory default?

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