Grease drag washers?
2/2/16 @ 10:02 AM
I'll be replacing/upgrading some drag washers with carbontex and am currently planning on greasing them. However, I'm a little concerned with the dipsy set ups in particular. Will greasing the washers promote drag creep with the heavy pull of a dipsy? What do you guys do?
5/15/16 @ 9:27 PM
3/12/16 @ 5:31 AM
Like others have said, cals reel grease makes the drag much smoother. That's what I have been doing for 30+ years and they work great for me.
So this winter when I cleaned and repaired all my reels and my buddies, they all got cal's on the drag washers. It makes them really smooth.
3/11/16 @ 5:56 PM
3/11/16 @ 5:32 PM
3/6/16 @ 4:41 PM
I grease them. when I rebuilt my reels before I did 1 reel ungreased and one reel greased. the reel that had the greased washers was a lot smoother releasing line when it took a fish hit. neither failed. the dry washers you could see was more of a choppier release when the fish hit. I used cals grease to grease them and a super thin smear of grease. used carbon tecs also.had no problems with the drags creeping. I usually set my drags just a little beyond the creep. sometimes when I speed up or turn you will here a creep but this is from both of them not just the greased washer one.
2/3/16 @ 3:32 PM
There are plenty of forums discussing the issue. My understanding is that carbon fiber drag washers can be run dry and still perform well, but greasing them ensures that they will still perform well after getting wet, hence the reason I was planning on greasing them. However, I can't find anything discussing the topic relating specifically to dipsy rods and drag creep, so I figured I would ask.
2/3/16 @ 6:17 AM
2/2/16 @ 7:52 PM