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Grease on drag washers for a Penn Jigmaster?

post #1 of 6
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Would that effect the performance of the drag?

I prefer to leave them ungreased but have read about people greasing them.

This would also apply to any other conventional such as a Penn Squidder or Abu 7000 type reel.
post #2 of 6
If you use grease (like Shimano drag grease), it makes the drag smoother, but the trade-off is that it makes a relatively weak drag slightly weaker. I'd guess you can't get 8 lbs of drag from a dry stock drag - probably less than 6 with grease.

Ymmv.
post #3 of 6
Greasing a drag washers generally smoothens it up.

All well cleaned (or new) drag washers are smooth to start out with but they do not remain smooth for long as either water or grease/oil gets on them and they then start getting sticky. Having used the reels you mention extensively I find that the Jigmaster and the Squidder both have very smooth drags that remain smooth for a long time even after continued hard use and therefore see no benefit in greasing its drag washers - meaning, if it works don't fix it.

On the other hand, the Abu 7000 has an inherent problem of having a sticky drag. So, greasing its washers or giving them a very fine dusting of pure graphite powder should help. Grease them only after giving them a thorough cleaning.
post #4 of 6
Can anybody suggest a local (NYC or Long Isalnd ) tackle shop that can overhaul a Penn reel for not too much money?
post #5 of 6
Northport Rod and Reel

Ya know how a Marine can assemble his weapon blindfolded?

Dave can assemble a Penn reel in total darkness!

He has parts too!

AMMO
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Northport Rod and Reel

Ya know how a Marine can assemble his weapon blindfolded?

Dave can assemble a Penn reel in total darkness!

He has parts too!

AMMO

Dave and Dave Jr.from northport rod and reel are sweetharts and dave does great work He has one of my reels now or bernies on Emmonds ave sheepshead bay Bklyn.
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