It may have started with Van Staal. I've noticed over the last few years some higher end reel makers have introduced a sealed drag. I am trying to understand why. What is wrong with an exposed drag like cork where you can clean it if necessary? I do a lot of wading and the reel spends considerable time underwater. Its a certainty that there is no such thing as sealed, and you are only asking for saltwater to eventually find its way into that "sealed" drag to deposit salt and other materials. I challenged a rep at one of the shows. He just shrugged and suggested the best way to have it clearned was to send it back if it became clogged. Is this a step forward? What do you think?
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2/21/11 at 9:41am