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Test Results for large arbor reels???

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Anyone get a chance to read that article in Fly Fish America which reviewed a number of large arbor reels for among other things "start-up inertia" and "Max drag settings"? Any thoughts on the role/importance these play in selecting a good steelie reel? I just purchased the Loop Evotec 8/12 which even at it's lowest drag setting seems to have a fair amount of resistance to letting line out. My concern is that if fishing for big BC steelies with dry fly and lighter tippets I may run into trouble. I also think that there may be some typos in the article. For example it lists the Loop 3W as having a "start-up inertia" of 15.59% and a max drag setting of 9lbs. 9 oz. (keeping in mind that it doesn't have a drag, i don't think) while the Loop Evotec LW 8/11 has a "start-up inertia" of only 3.93% and a max drag setting of only 1 lbs 11oz. Could someone who was paying better attention during college physics please explain? Thanks.
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