A smooth drag that’s hard to describe


The drag on this reel is phenomenal; that’s about the only way I know how to say it. It allows you to make incredibly slight adjustments to fine-tune the reel to your personal preference and it dispenses line as smooth as any spinning reel I’ve had the chance to test.

Whether you’re setting the hook or fighting a fish as it makes a boat-side run, you won’t notice any hesitation or delay in this drag system. Abu Garcia calls is a “Carbon Matrix” drag system but I just prefer to call it “dang good”.