The drag is smooth

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The smoothness of the drag system is certainly one of my favorite features of this new reel. While I don’t ever use the drag on casting reels, spinning reels are a totally different beast. You really need a smooth drag so you can absorb those abrupt boat-side runs that big bass are known for making. 

There is no delay in this drag system from what I can tell. It dispenses line right when it needs to and I haven’t noticed any surging whatsoever. I’ve caught several fish on 6-pound fluorocarbon while using the REVO Winch and I never felt overpowered at any point in the fight. Although this reel is priced at $159.99, I think it has a better drag system than some of my $200 spinning reels.