The spinning reel is commonly used by the anglers for fishing along with the fishing rod. The spinning reel contains various parts. An important major part of the spinning reel is the drag system. This part is used to drag the fish from the water to the land.
The drag system should be cleaned periodically and maintained to maintain the efficiency of the spinning reel. There is two basic common drag system, they are wet and dry. If the drag is made up of hard nonabsorbent material then it is a dry drag system, if the drag is made up of soft washers then it is called wet drag system.
The process used in this drag system is ordinary fiction. The term ordinary denotes that this system operates with common materials of a common size with common pressure.
All About The Drag washers?
The basic structure involved in the drag system is the contact surfaces that spin against each other creating friction (drag washers), a spring and a screw. The drag only functions when the line is removed from the reel.
The basic features of drag system include some physical structure that is aimed to control the fish so that the line can be removed from the reel at a controlled pressure. The drag system helps to tire the fish and because of it, the fish can be brought to hand quickly.
The drag washers play an important role in keeping the same line while fishing. The high pressure in the drag washers provides efficiency and increases the power of the reel. The drag washers come in various sizes.
Small size washers are preferred to provide performance and stability. Any size can be used because the fiction produced by the washers does not depend on size. This fiction produced in the drag washers is used by the reel to achieve quick and accurate drag.
The drag washers should be checked periodically and they should be cleaned. Improper maintenance of the drag system causes damage to the reel.