Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: British Columbia, Canada fishing the West Kootenays mighty Columbia, Dean, and the Clearwater
No...they are a cage type frame.
The drag on them is pretty decent if you turn in both pawls...that's what I used to do with the Dean River fish and my St John....makes a reel just scream
One way to add loads of drag is just pinch the inside edge of the spool with your thumb and your index finger against the frame...kinda like a disc brake set up and rotor on your car. Works like a charm
Daiichi hooks Prostaff