Ice Fishing Basics : Setting Drag on Ice Fishing Reel

Ice Fishing Basics : Setting Drag on Ice Fishing Reel


Let’s talk about how to set the drag on
the reel on your jig rod now and this is a very, very important thing that not a lot
of people always think about but it’s imperative to not only hooking fish but also landing
then effectively and really all the drag is. Is determining how much tension is on, is
on that reel. How easy it is for a fish to take out the line and with most basic models
the way to set the drag is actually right here on top of the reel and you just turn
this clockwise to tighten the drag and counter clockwise to loosen the drag. Occasionally
your reels might have their drag setting on the back but what I like to do is start with
it at a low setting and you can hear the drag and when it’s easy to pull out like that.
That to me is too loose you want start to click that up a little bit. Tighten it up
a bit test it some more. You want to be able to just pull out an inch or two of line with
enough firm pressure. So that if you do get a big fish the fish is able to take line easily
without breaking your line but at the same time it’s not so easy that you can’t not set
the hook on the fish.

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